What’s so ‘Savage’ about that?


When you hear the word ‘Savage’ do you envisage something negative, hostile, severe and barbaric ? Then again using ‘modern slang’ perhaps you imagine something ‘bad ass’ and cool…
To the fashion world the word ‘Savage’ brings to mind the extraordinary Alexander McQueen exhibition ‘Savage Beauty’, on display at the V&A museum.
If you, like our Pearl Team, happened to be passing the museum a few days ago, you might have caught glimpses of celebrities flocking to attend the opening night of the exhibition. Footballers, Fashion’i’stas, Pop Stars and Magazine Editors, they were all there.

mcQueen 2The exhibition showcases work from this 1992 MA graduate collection right up to his unfinished Autumn/Winter 2010 collection.

‘People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.’ – Alexander McQueen

Throughout all of his work there are historical references drawing from the nineteenth century and especially the Victorian Gothic era.

‘There’s something kind of Edgar Allan Poe, kind of deep and kind of melancholic about my collections.’ – Alexander McQueen
592.VAL 1990s
One of our pearl collections that I’m sure McQueen would have loved is our Warrior Collection.
Commissioned by the GIE to design a collection that promotes the use of tahitian pearls within Fashion Shows, Exhibitions and Editorial, our Pearl Guru and Designer, Chrissie Douglas, combined black leather cord, weaved together to look like tough, sharp barbed wire, with tahitian pearl accents to lift and add excitement to the designs.
From Warrior Armbands to Warrior Chokers, the collection is eye-catching, oozing strength and raw beauty.

If ‘Savage Beauty’ isn’t your thing, then add some ‘Savvy Beauty’ to your look at Coleman Douglas Pearls!

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