On September 17th, just as Milan Fashion Week was geared for liftoff, Octium and Vogue Gioiello partnered to present an exclusive showcase of Octium’s master fine jewelry creations and reveal of an extension to luxury lifestyle. This special "Golden Era: A Tribute to Heritage" event highlighted the opening night of Milan Fashion Week on VOGUE’s Fashion Night Out 2013 at the notorious Palazzo Visconti in the heart of Milan.
In partnership with the industry’s most sought after name in publishing, VOGUE Gioiello in association with VOGUE Italia, offered a platform for Octium’s breathtaking manifestations. In attendance were husband and wife Octium team Mr. Fahad Al Hajiri and Sheikha Alanood Al Sabah, industry frontrunners from the world’s design, fashion, and luxury markets as well as respected high society members and celebrities.
To celebrate, the theme for the evening was a tribute to heritage and reverence to fine materials. The Palazzo Visconti was chosen in honor to the extravagance of the rich Italian 15th Century interiors and lifestyle with Octium’s balance that is opulent yet contemporary through form of presentation. Setting the scene were beautiful seating areas in more intimate ballrooms, depicting traditional and glorious Arabian themes from Kuwait’s Golden Era and rich past. Within the opulent frescoed walls were the sleek mirrored gold exhibit towers that softly reflected the rich interiors, creating a perfect balance of old and new. Prominent in the showcase were the display of Octium’s most iconic pieces from the extensive line of collections Octium Creates, now in its fourth generation and revered one-off bespoke designs; the collections explore Octium’s signature design in diverse themes and materials crafted in gold diamonds and gemstones, celebrating color, design and expression. Significantly architectural, the collections are brought to life through salient, original and contemporary creations while remaining enchantingly elegant.
The evening also announced the reveal of Octium’s first ever luxury lifestyle extension, paying tribute to Fashion Week, with the unveiling of The AUGUSTINE Collection: a high end, limited-edition line of bejeweled evening clutches. The AUGUSTINE Collection presents 8 bejeweled clutches ( 8 in relation to the brand’s prefix Oct-), all meticulously handmade in Italy and crafted in the most sumptuous shades of matt and shiny crocodile leather, superb 9k gold, precious gemstones and diamonds. Directly extracted from elements that are true to Octium, these bejeweled clutches have been designed in shapes that fuse organic and fluid movement with facets that are bold and valiant. With always a perfect balance of elegance, lifestyle design and the intricacies of fine jewelry, the clutch’s illustrious gold faceted chain may also be worn as jewelry pieces.
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