Ortiz’s designs are distinctly modern and give edge, drama and poise to the wearer. The pieces in the collection are a contradictory mix of strength and delicacy, the intrinsic elements of a woman.
Though Milan-based Cristina Ortiz launched her eponymous fine jewellery line just two years ago, the Spanish designer has been creating for women for decades.
Having previously worked at Prada as design director and at Salvatore Ferragamo as creative director, Ortiz is a master at articulating a brand’s vision. After years of working for established names, launching her own label has given her the creative freedom to design what she herself loves. “The DNA of CRISTINAORTIZ is fully expressed in the collection and it identifies me completely. Fine jewellery was the perfect expression and a new challenge for me that I had never tackled before,” she said.
Inspired by mythology and “the opposition between light and darkness”, wings and angels are a recurring motif throughout the collection: “The balance in each piece is kept using graphic lines and lightness in details,” Ortiz says, adding: “My designs are a harmonious blend of form and meaning.”
“Fine jewellery today has a twist of lightness, more joy and playfulness than the statement jewellery of the past.”
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