The Delhi-based jewellery designer makes a candy statement with his latest trunk show at Evoluzione
THIS is Hanut Singh’s fourth visit to the city and he comes well prepared. ‘‘I love Chennai, the people are cultured and it is a beautiful city,’’ he begins, having had a lot of success with earlier trunk shows here. The contemporary jewellery designer, who is the great-grandson of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of the erstwhile kingdom of Kapurthala, had famously said that his jewellery is for people who already have lots of it. He believes that his precious creations are to be enjoyed regularly, if not daily, and not locked away. For his Chennai showing, he brings Rock Candy, a line inspired by architecture.
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Rock Candy has architectural references.
It is a very interesting line, from the 1930s but crafted in a 2014 style. There is an interplay of light and colour, of Mughal and Italian accents. There are all the gemstones and it runs the gamut of colour…think VIBGYOR.
My grandmother, Rani Sita Devi or Kapurthala (also known as Princess Karam) will always be my muse.
But I have other muses too. And there are younger celebrities wearing my jewellery in addition to the usual list, from Sophia Bush to Rihanna.
My hunt for the best gemstones is the funnest thing ever. I travel all over the world, it’s like a magical journey. And when I find what I like, I spend sleepless nights as I imagine how I would best use it. It has to be avant-garde and yet not avant-garde!
And yes, I have a new tattoo, created by New York City’s Amanda Wachob (he already has doves and bamboo inked on his body).
She has created the five elements, and it’s like a painting.
At Evoluzione, today and tomorrow, Rs. 1,00,000 onwards. Details: 28333627