Delfina Delettrez Fendi was the youngest designer included in the permanent collection of fine jewelry at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs, after founded her own company. Since 2007, she’s fused traditional goldsmith techniques and surrealist aesthetics to create delicate, modern fine jewelery.
This fall, Delettrez has launched a new collection of jewelry that plays tricks with your eyes. Pieces from her new EARclipse collection – double earrings made up of two intersecting elliptical shapes — appear to float around the ear in a clever optical illusion.
About her inspiration for this new collection, the designer said: “The solar eclipse we saw this year influenced me. I couldn’t see it directly so I had to build an instrument that would allow me to see the eclipse’s shadow on a white piece of paper. I started thinking about shadows, about the contraposition of equal forms, about the echoes of shapes. It had become a more nocturnal eclipse, so I played with the shadows of the moon.”