GAIA REPOSSI PORTRAIT DAVID SIMS
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF ALBERTO REPOSSI,
CREATES COLLECTIONS FOR THE STORIED HOUSE
FOUNDED BY HER GREAT GRANDFATHER.
WITH A DEGREE IN FINE ARTS AND A MASTERS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY,
REPOSSI IS INSPIRED BY ETHNIC SILHOUETTES AND TRIBAL ADORNMENT
COUPLED WITH CONTEMPORARY ART.
USING THIS KNOWLEDGE, SHE IS ABLE TO LEAVE BEHIND CONVENTIONAL DESIGN WHILE STILL
REMAINING TRUE TO THE TRADITIONS OF OLD WORLD CRAFTSMANSHIP.
THE SKILLS OF ARTISANS ARE EMPLOYED WITH A YOUTHFUL SENSIBILITY AND APPLIED ANCIENT REFERENCES.
REPOSSI COLLABORATED WITH FASHION’S BEST YOUNG TALENT INCLUDING ALEXANDER WANG AND JOSEPH ALTUZARRA,
AS WELL AS CAST FRIENDS AS MUSES AND ENGAGED ARTIST AND SCULPTORS IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS. HER DESIGNS ARE MINIMAL YET STRUCTURED WITH AN ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN DESIGN.
"My aesthetic is expressed through symetria, strong designs, revolutionary silhouette in a jewelry world scared of renewal."
"My inspiration comes from Tribal, Nomad, Art Nouveau and Art Deco iconography and references."
"I realized that jewelry wasn't just diamonds, it was something else. It was cultural."
"It's very important to renew even within tradition."
"Collective imaginary builds our dreams and who are in our monds."
"What I do is seeing patterns on the flesh. Provoke desire. Obsessively."
"Suddenly, jewelry becomes a motif, it becomes a sculpture."