Mikimoto had the great honor of presenting their Parure collecion, and we had the great honor of designing the Identity and luxurious collateral to accompany it.
Historically, a Parure (a suite consisting of a matching necklace, ring and earrings) was bestowed only upon royalty and the wealthier echelon of society. The elegant women of the royal court often displayed a Parure to signify their status.
We designed a wrapped wooden box set of large fine art prints and decorative story cards (each box set contained the prints of the complete Parure suite categorized by gemstone among other informational material pertaining to Mikimoto and the suite design). The boxes came wrapped in a custom designed kimono made of a very precious fabric called Nishijin, popularized by the nobles of the imperial Courts of Kyoto and the Samurai class. Nishijin is a special weaving technique developed over 1,200 years ago.
Logo collaboration with the brilliant Neil Secretario