Renaissance of Chinese Imperial Jewelry. Paris Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2019-2020. C – The Art of Chinese Imperial Jewelry has chosen to organize the exhibition “Renaissance of Chinese Imperial Jewelry” in Paris to present the excellence the pinnacle of Chinese imperial jewelry craftsmanship and aesthetics of the imperial dynasties, to present its humanist vision and the work of contemporary Chinese craftsmen, and to promote cultural and artistic exchanges between China and France.
The exhibition had three parts and presents 108 pieces. The first part includes several 1000-year-old pieces of jewelery from prestigious imperial dynasties.
The second part presented the contemporary creations of C – The Art of Chinese Imperial Jewelry created during the last 14 years, which symbolize the most its values of craftsmanship, aesthetics and creativity.
The third part consists of three artistic collections of C : “A Moonlit Night on the Spring River”, 2016 – “The Uncomparable Beauty of the Goddess of Water”, 2017 – “Gardians – Twelve Signs of the Zodiac”, 2018.
In Chinese culture, the 熙 character (pronounced C) represents light, prosperity and good fortune. The logo of C has three meanings: Firstly, the design comes from the two-headed dragon of Longshan culture; the dragon represents self-improvement; Secondly, the dragon embodies the former imperial family, in line with the mission of C to revive imperial jewelry craftsmanship; Thirdly, C is also the initial of Chinese.
Since 2005, the team of C has invested a lot of effort and capital, with several traditional craftsmen, for the revival of traditional skills, from traditional manual tools, to the development of metalworking welding formulas, to mastering techniques of gold working.
With traditional aesthetics as a starting point, and inspiration from other fields such as classical literature, painting, philosophy, architecture, etc. and in collaboration with Asian jewelry designers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan, C has never ceased to create in the last ten years in a spirit of openness.