Dominique Denaive: The Master of Resin

A necklace by Dominique Denaive.

Although I love diamonds as much as any other woman, I am a big fan of costume jewellery. It’s way more fun and it can really transform an outfit while expressing your own personal style.

One of my favourite designers as of late is French jeweller Dominique Denaive. Although I travel frequently to Paris for work, I was actually introduced to his designs by a very stylish friend of mine who shops there.

Dominique has designed for luxury fashion maisons including Christian Lacroix, Kenzo, Balenciaga, Rochas and Christian Dior and also boasts his own boutique in Paris around the corner from fashion mecca Colette. Chic Parisians have been wearing his brightly coloured resin pieces for over three decades, and I have started to amass my own collection.

Resin cuffs (above).

Although his designs are quite classic, they are not for fashion wallflowers – these are bold statement pieces that have an ethnic feel thanks to their unexpected colour combinations. Think Marni but more chic. Everything is made from high quality resin and wouldn’t look out of place on the Paris runways (I can see them matching perfectly with Burberry Prorsum’s spring/summer tribal-inspired collection).

While his designs are only available in Paris, Dominique will open a pop-up shop in Hong Kong for a limited time at The Strand spa. Many of his best-sellers will be available including his resin cuffs (I am loving the clear style – it’s super futuristic), rings and multi-strand necklaces. They make fab Christmas presents or are perfect for fashionistas who are looking to treat themselves! Prices range from HK$395 to HK$3,500.

The Dominique Denaive pop-up shop will be open from Tuesday December 6 to Saturday December 11 at The Strand, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong. For inquiries please contact chantal@denaive.com or tel: +852 2850 7686. Check out Dominique’s designs at www.denaive.com.

From top left clockwise: bracelet, assorted necklaces and rings (above).

5 Responses to Dominique Denaive: The Master of Resin

  1. jelin says:

    super article

  2. Susan Assalti says:

    I own Messina Jewelry in Westhampton Beach NY. Do you sell wholesale to fine jewelry stores? Please advise. looking forward to your reply.

  3. Dawn says:

    I would like to know where I can buy these gorgeous pieces? I live in new york

  4. Susan Luck says:

    One of my favorite things to do is… take old broken pieces of costume jewelry and create new pieces. People like to give me their jewelry that has been in their drawers or old boxes. One of the pieces was a very unique Brass and amber resin lady cameo with a hook on top, brass backing amber circle in the middle hanging from that was another brass circle . Your name was be hide the hook and be hide the cameo. It’s about 5 to 6 inches. Can you tell me about this piece. It’s been a decoration on desk that I have enjoyed looking at.

    From one creative mind to another,
    Susan 🙂

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