The chinks in the glittering armour of Ligia Dias’s jewellery career have already been interspersed with a three-year tenure at Lanvin and various important collaborations with the likes of Comme des Garcons and Phillip Lim. Now fresh from the plaudit of winning Young French Designer at the 2009 Andam Awards, Dias is inciting delirium amongst fashion circles.
Her Ligia Dias Colliers AW09 collection packs a mean punch with its multi-textural and expressionist compositions. Referencing American artist Mike Kelley as inspiration, Dias plays on the idea of collage and mirrored interactions within the materials she uses, gracefully creating supernatural pieces that are charms to behold.