Fabergé ﬁrst ever featured designer artistic collaboration with James Ganh is now available in stores.
This new partnership is a vibrant capsule collection inspired by nature and the resplendent colours of summer’s floral blooms. It comes after a year of ‘behind the scenes’ work, with Ganh and his team designing the pieces in secret.
Peter Carl Fabergé, a pioneer and innovator, was considered a maverick when he introduced workmasters in 1882. These independent craftsmen were given the freedom to develop their own characteristic style, with each of their finished pieces personally approved by Peter Carl, or one of his esteemed deputies, to ensure it met Fabergé’s exacting standards. Today, Faberge continue to work with a small number of modern-day workmasters, and have long held a desire to expand this tradition in a contemporary format, by providing a platform to endorse future talent – this is how the concept of a ‘Featured Designer’ was born.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, Ganh has a very personal connection to Fabergé. He worked for us, for a number of years, and it was while doing so that his passion and superior craftsmanship evolved, inspiring him to turn his design fantasies into reality. “The romantic and loving surprises of Fabergé creations spoke to my heart and inspired my work, and this is evident throughout the new capsule collection,” says Ganh.
Since establishing his own business in 2014, Ganh has developed a reputation amongst his loyal customers and admirers for the hidden details and surprises that appear in his work. Inspired by nature and art, his capsule collection for us take this to a new level of innovation, while also embodying the our ethos of ‘A Life In Colour’. To further highlight homage to Peter Carl Fabergé, Ganh has painted the pieces using a stunning colour palette of gemstones, including blue, pink and yellow sapphires, emeralds, rubies, tanzanites, aquamarines, diamonds, amethysts, and tourmalines, to name just a few. These gems have been partnered with less conventional materials, including carved rock crystal.
These playfully transformable designs also provide the wearer with versatility, transitioning from day to night with ease. A charming element of surprise is neatly woven into the collection, with delightfully innovative mechanical elements. Earrings can be attached as statement drops on co-ordinating necklaces; brooches become bracelets; and pendants become rings.
Selected sets will debut in The Galleria Mall, Houston, Texas and our Harrods boutique in September 2020. It will later be launching in The Dubai Mall and ‘By Appointment’ showrooms in London and New York.