Luxury jeweller Harry Winston has collaborated with award-winning designer Thom Browne to create its first ever collection for men. The Harry Winston Men range sees Browne and Winston employ the jeweller’s trademark innovative designs, whilst producing diamond and platinum pieces that redefine the parameters of men’s fashion.
When Wallpaper* magazine caught up with Browne and Susy Korb, Harry Winston’s head of design, earlier this year to talk about the collaboration, the pair explained the impetus behind the collection. ‘What we sell for women is often extremely rare. Men really get into it, and I think in the course of understanding rare jewels, they want them for themselves’, Korb says.
Describing the overall theme for the range as ‘Ivy-league inspired’, Browne’s unique collection incorporates cuff links, rings, tie bars and limited edition watches, all of which are luxuriously understated.
Conjuring images of collegiate athletics and graduation ceremonies, the range features a custom cut trapezoidal diamond set in diagonal rows that not only recalls the classic regiment stripe of Browne’s menswear range, but also alludes to a sports-related comfort, albeit a diamond-encrusted one.