Clémentine Henrion’s collection, "Calypso Kanzashi", draws its inspiration from the art of the “kanzashi”, the breathtaking accessories used to adorn geisha’s chignons. Reinterpreting this handicraft while remaining faithful to its complex traditional technique, Clémentine had fun imagining new symbolism and designing narrative and offbeat subjects. Each piece is a veritable work of art, requiring many hours of work. Hundreds of silk squares are cut, one by one, and immersed in homemade dyes of varied and vibrant nuances. What follows is the skillful technique of folding by hand. The silk squares become petals that, once assembled, transform into incredible, tiny, three-dimensional sculptures that are totally unique.
This bestiary of creatures with enigmatic features and almost futuristic forms comes in a variety of spectacular broaches and hair ornaments.