March 10, 2010

Ligia Dias

Ligia Dias made this necklace for the book launch at Colette

• Ligia is Belgian.

• During an internship at Lanvin, she so impressed creative director, Alber Elbaz, that he asked her to run the brand's embroidery programme.

• Her work is concerned with the subversion of luxury jewellery motifs such as strings of pearls and faceted stones.

• Ligia says: ‘In recent years we have seen too many skulls in fashion jewellery, clothes, bags and even toilet paper. I don’t think that customers, or even designers, know that the skull is part of our cultural and artistic heritage with a lot of meaning.’


  1. Erratum : Ligia Dias is portuguese. She was born in Switzerland. She currently lives and work in Paris. ;)

  2. Thank you! Always glad to be corrected and apologies to the wonderfully multicultural Ligia.