Animals were the inspiration for Elie Top’s new five-piece collection.
PARIS — At a time when many luxury collections are focusing on nature, Elie Top is going all the way back to the forest primeval.
With what he calls his most technically accomplished high jewelry collection to date, three years in the making, the designer has moved beyond the gothic, “Game of Thrones”-style aesthetic that he had favored since founding the brand that bears his name in 2015.
“I wanted to do things that were primordial, more reptilian, like a branch of evolution that stopped,” Mr. Top, 44, said during a preview in June in his salon on the Rue St.-Honoré. “I
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