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Repossi Joailliers is a jewelry company owned by Italian-born Alberto Repossi. The company has headquarters in Paris, Milan, and Monte Carlo. It also has two Tokyo-based branches, WAG Incorporated and Nagahori Corporation.
In 1974, Alberto Repossi took the helm of the eponymous house founded by his grandfather in 1925. His daughter, Gaia, is now the Artistic Director and continues to pay tribute to her family’s heritage with every new collection.
The knowledge and craft of three generations—a legacy rich in both tradition and bold design—has been passed along. Much of the work is still done in the same workshops that were used in the 1920s. Since 2010, Repossi has created exclusive commissions of fine jewelry preserving the storied skill of ancient metalsmiths. Each is executed by talented craftsmen using precious gems selected for their rarity and beauty.
1920 Creation of the House of Jewelry. First Ateliera. Arts Nouveaux Jewelry.
1949 Opening of the first store, Torino. Italy.
1974 Alberto Repossi succession in The House. Iconic Items.
1977 Opening of the Monte Carlo boutique.
1985 Opening Paris store Place Vendôme.
1994 Repossi becomes the official purveyor to HRH The Prince Rainier III of Monaco
2007 Gaia Repossi succession. Main Designer of the Collections. 2007 Collaboration with Eugnie Niarchos.
2007/2009 Collections Nérée, Art Nouveau and Snake.
2010 Gaia Repossi x Alexander Wang Burned Gold Collection for Alexander Wang Fall Winter 2011 show in NYC. Gaia Repossi and Joseph Altuzarra Collection for Altuzarra Fall Winter 2011 show in NYC.
2011 Berbère Collection and its earcuff.
2012 Presentation of The Forçat Collection during Haute Couture at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. 2012 September, Launch of Gaia Repossi x colette Variarion of Berbère set with Turquoises.
2013 Repossi Creative Director, Gaia Repossi, wins as Best Jewellery Designer of the Year at the Elle Uk Style Awards 2013.
Alberto Repossi, grandson of the founder of Maison Repossi, is married to Gio, and they have one child named Gaia. He established the iconic Collection in the late 1970s named today Tribute Collection.
As Artistic Director and the only daughter of Alberto Repossi, Gaia Repossi is responsible for developing 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.