Cartier's Latest Clash [un]limited Celebrates The House's Penchant For Pushing Boundaries
Prestige Singapore|October 2021
More than an extension of the Clash de Cartier collection, Cartier’s latest Clash [Un]limited celebrates the house’s penchant for pushing boundaries. Also, meet Lily Collins, the maison’s new global ambassador. Zhuan Lee reports.
Zhuan Lee

First launched in 2019, Clash de Cartier turned heads because of its audacious and edgy design, which completely shook up the house’s aesthetic heritage. Although it seemed like a sharp contrast to what Cartier had done in the past, it was clear that the Clash de Cartier collection reflected the underlying design codes of the jeweler, albeit from an ultra-modern perspective.

Known for its creativity and multifaceted beauty, the French jeweller’s inimitable flair for design has never failed to make waves. Following the success of Clash de Cartier’s debut, the Maison's latest chapter once again celebrates the duality of this collection in not one, but two ways – a new collection named Clash [Un]limited, as well as a new face for the Clash collection, British-American actress Lily Collins.

DESIGN THAT KNOWS NO LIMITS

Staying authentic to the rebellious, rock ’n’ roll vibes of the Clash de Cartier spirit, Clash [Un]limited continues to be iconoclastic by challenging classic forms – a reinvention of the already audacious first-generation Clash de Cartier designs. Excessive, voluminous, and provocative, the Clash [Un]limited collection is unapologetically subversive, but in the chicest way possible.

The use of diamonds in an unconventional way also adds to the mesmerizing charm of Clash [Un]limited. Unlike classically set diamonds, the collection features diamonds set in reverse – the pavilion of the diamond becomes a stud on the surface of the jewelry, while the table, which traditionally faces up, now sits on the mounting side of the jewelry. These magical diamonds in turn echo the use of studs, clous carrés (square-topped nails) and beads, all of which have been key elements of the Clash de Cartier collection since the beginning.

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