Rihanna is the newest designer to join the Chopard team. The sporty Fenty x Puma designer has been tapped by the exquisite jewelry company to codesign a capsule collection with copresident and creative director, Caroline Scheufele.
The collection will launch at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Chopard has been a longtime partner of the festival, and this year marks the jewelry company’s 20th anniversary with Cannes.
The capsule will aptly be called Rihanna Loves Chopard and will be a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces that are inspired by her upbringing in Barbados—”the lush gardens of Barbados and the electricity of Carnival,” according to a statement. You may actually have caught a glimpse of this just-announced collection, as the star wore the multicolored chandelier earrings and a marquise-cut diamond solitaire ring to this year’s Grammy Awards. Additionally, she covered the March cover of Harper’s Bazaar wearing a pair of transformable diamond earrings that will also be part of her capsule.
If you aren’t quite in the market for one of these exclusive pieces, an ever-so-slightly larger-range collection will be more widely released, come June. The further expansion of Rihanna’s original collection will consist of nine pieces, all produced in a quantity of 2,000. Unlike the one-of-a-kind island-inspired pieces, these will reportedly be a take on Chopard’s signature Ice Cube shape. WWD reports that it will “feature ceramic — a first for Chopard — in a shade of jungle green personally picked by the star.” They will be sold in Chopard boutiques worldwide, but you can pre-order them from the brand’s website, beginning today.
The singer is certainly no stranger to design, as she not only is the creator of Fenty x Puma but has also designed sunglasses and shoes in the past. In May, Rihanna announced she would be debuting a Star Trek–inspired collection of eyewear with Christian Dior.
With an eighties vibe, the sunglasses ranged from $840 to a 24-karat gold-plated style for $1,950. Also in May, she began selling a capsule collection of denim-inspired shoes, which were sold with Manolo Blahnik, including a pair of waist-high heeled boots — of which only 45 were created. For her foray into design (as well as her her philanthropy efforts), Rihanna was honored by Parsons just a few weeks ago, and in November 2016, she became the first woman to win Footwear News’s Shoe of the Year award.
Scheufele made a statement regarding the partnership, saying, “Rihanna and I collaborated closely on the collections, so you can feel her unstoppable energy, strong creativity, and inherent sense of design in every piece.” She further added, “With her unique style, she redefines the way people see and wear jewelry.”
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