Transformation and evolution are two concepts that the Colombian-Pakistani designer undoubtedly tends to select, imprinting her personal touch on her creations. This new collection Reptilia is no different, as it found its physical shape in reptile figures, which are symbols of change to an array of cultures around the globe.
Having become a mother, it seems obvious that she is living one of the best stages of her life. In her jewels, Bilgrami has been able to show and re-think her role as a woman and understand once more her creative calling, which has shown her the way in her previous eight collections.
Inspired in the book ‘Mythological Animals’ by Antonio Grass that gave life to collection number nine – an approximation to the shape of reptiles and their meaning in Pre-Hispanic Colombian communities. The designer explores her new work considering contemporary Mexican ‘alebríjes’ and even totems from native communities, north of the continent. The shape of frogs, lizards, salamanders, fantastic dragons and other mythological reptiles have been imagined as powerful jewels, accessories that move and accompany women to face constant changes in their lives.
This season’s jewels, made with fine textures and decorated with lavish colored semi-precious stones, enriching their aesthetic and vibrancy values, do not only remind us of reptiles and its tails, they seemingly evoke the fantastic nature of mythology.