Repossi

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History[edit]

The House of Repossi was founded in 1920 in Turin, Italy and succeeding in family creative talented drawers and designers from father to son and later, father to daughter. Costantino Repossi took the helm of his fathers Italian ateliers and founded the brand during the post war after his studies in industrial design, in the changing fervent Italy in its new modernist energy. His Art Deco and Avant-Garde collections are the earliest creations of the house. He opens the first eponymous store in Turin, the historical siege of the brand. His son Alberto starts creating very young after learning the craftsmanship techniques to the world giving an international impulse to the brand opening his first Monte Carlo flagship store in 1979, followed by the Paris store in 1986, the year her daughter Gaia was born. Gaia Repossi chooses an artistic path first and far from the conventional jewelry tradition. At 21, she becomes Creative Director of the brand and inputs a radical turn over in the collections. She’s proposing an architectural jewelry, challenging the historical ateliers with design and new techniques giving a new impulse to a new generation in search of change and tradition at the same time. The collections are now sold worldwide.

The DNA of the Brand and the collections is articulated around an elegant image combined with subtle austerity with statement collections with wide sculptural shapes, influenced by modern and contemporary sculpture and architecture.

The collections are composed of best sellers such as the Berbere collection, graphic collections such as White Noise and more affordable collections such as Antifer collection, wedding and engagement rings and one of a kind unusual diamond solitaries. As well as Limited Editions and exclusive collaborations.

Time Line[edit]

2014 - Repossi presents the new advertising campaign fall-winter 2014/2015 shot by David Sims/ Style Joe McKenna/ Art Direction M/M

2014 - Repossi presents the High Jewellery Limited Edition of Serti Sur Vide Collection at the Hotel d'Évreux July 9

2014 - Repossi presents the White Noise Collection at Dover Street Market in London June 5

2014 - Repossi presents the White Noise Collection at the Jeu de Paume in Paris March 3

2013 - Repossi presents the collaboration Antifer Collection for Dover Street Market, created exclusively for the opening of DSMNY store in NYC, with exclusive lilac rhodium pieces, December 20

2013 - Repossi launches its new advertising campaign shot by David Sims / Style Joe McKenna/ Art Direction Ezra Petronio

2013 - Repossi Creative Director, Gaia Repossi, wins as « Best Jewellery Designer of the Year » at the ELLE UK Style Awards 2013

2012 - Repossi presents the collaboration Gaia Repossi x Colette with the Berbere Collection specially sets with turquoises September 24

2012 - Repossi presents the Forçat Collection at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in presence of Vanessa Traina July 7

2011 - Repossi launches the iconic Berbere Collection and its earcuff

2010 - Repossi collaboration Gaia Repossi for Joseph Altuzarra Collection

2010 - Repossi collaboration with Gaia Repossi X Alexander Wang burnt gold Collection presented during Alexander Wang’s fall-winter 2011 show in NYC

2007 - Gaia Repossi becomes Creative and Artistic Director of the Repossi collections

1994 - Repossi becomes the official purveyor of H.R.H the Prince Rainier III of Monaco

1985 - Opening of the Paris historical flagship store at 6 place Vendôme

1977 - Opening of the Monte Carlo first flagship store

1974 - Alberto Repossi becomes the Creative Director of the House of Repossi. Iconic 80's items

1949 - Opening of the first historical flagship store in Torino, Italy

1947 - Costantino Repossi first Creative Director at Repossi / Art Deco jewellery

1925 - Founding of the House of Repossi in

Gaia Repossi[edit]

Gaia Repossi was born in 1986 in Turin, Italy. Surrounded at very early by his father's passion of his work creating and long experienced Jeweler, she develops as a child very soon an unconditional love for drawing and later painting. She studied painting at the Beaux Arts of Paris and finishes with a master in archeology, while entering the world of Repossi insufflating slowly change becoming Creative and Artistic Director in 2007, at 21 years old. Her references come from her passion for contemporary art and the result of metal in contemporary sculpture and architecture, Alexander Calder, Cy Twombly, Franz West or Richard Serra as well, as the Brutalism and Minimal movements of le Corbusier and the Bauhaus era. Being mainly attracted by motifs with modern essence and yet other very complex patterns. Her research is based on the architecture of the designs studied with traditional high jewelry techniques reinventing them at the same time. After a collaboration for his friend Alexander Wang, she launches in 2010 the Berbere Collection that will become a hit in the fashion industry as well as in the jewelry world for the brand.

In 2014, she presents the White Noise collection at the historical site of The Jeu de Paume in Paris.

She collaborated with well-known photographers such as David Sims or the artist Vivian Sassen to develop the image of the collections.

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