Before becoming a jewel designer, Virginie followed a different path in fashion design. But, this is the jewel creation that she expresses the best her emotions, art and personality.
Virginie Carpentier takes influence from poetry, contemporary art and objects which remind her childhood memories. She creates jewels with spirit!
“I like to reroute things, making them gambol in my mind, to splash them up under another aspect”
The Champ’ line, iconic collection of Virginie Carpentier, comes from a misappropriation of a French heritage object, the champagne capsule.
“It came to me very easily when I was a child during family lunches, there was always some champagne. I enjoyed getting back champagne capsules and muselet to create chairs, tables for Lilliputians, either, I slid the capsule and the muselet on my index finger to make a ring”.
Virginie poetizes current events and create amazing line by their geometrical shapes and colors, by drawing inspiration from artists of the surrealist movement such as Sonia and Robert Delaunay.
Following you can find some selected articles, but you can find the complete line on the on-line shop www.virginiecarpentier.fr, There are a lot of idea for your Christmas Gifts !
In the next post I will show you the my ring from Virginie Carpentier