Charlotte Chesnais Fashion for Women
Charlotte Chesnais' minimalist jewelry is defined by abstract shapes and sculptural silhouettes. Handmade in France from gold vermeil, this single earring threads through the lobe and finishes with a curved hook. Show off this solo piece with swept-back hair.
Charlotte Chesnais learned her craft at Balenciaga before launching her coveted collection – the designer cites the work of sculptors Constantin Brâncuși and Alberto Giacometti as constant sources of inspiration. Handmade in France, these rose gold vermeil and silver earrings are sculpted to resemble flower petals. Wear them with your hair to one side.
Sculptors like Lygia Clark and Anthony Caro heavily influence Charlotte Chesnais' collections, but she also finds inspiration for her shapes while cycling around Paris. This gold vermeil hair accessory looks particularly cool clipped behind your ear or slotted above a chignon.
Charlotte Chesnais honed her sculptural, directional aesthetic while working with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga. This gold-dipped silver earring threads through the lobe and is finished with a curved hook at the end. Wear it in either ear.
Charlotte Chesnais' pieces are like little sculptures and defined by graphic and fluid lines. This 'Caracol' ear cuff is handmade from gold vermeil and shaped to create the illusion of a floating hoop. Tie your hair back to keep it in focus.
Charlotte Chesnais' 'Ego' earring perfectly captures the designer's penchant for re-designed basics. It's been hand-cast in France from gold vermeil in a sculptural hoop silhouette that appears to elegantly wrap around your lobe. Show off this single style by keeping hair swept to one side.
Before launching her namesake jewelry line, Charlotte Chesnais worked with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga - one day he needed someone to make pieces for his show, so she stepped up to the plate. Part of her latest collection, these 'Richoche' earrings have been hand-cast in France from 18-karat gold, silver and rose gold rings. We think they look cool alongside an ear cuff.
Charlotte Chesnais pioneered the launch of Balenciaga's jewelry line alongside Nicolas Ghesquière before branching out on her own. Handmade in France from gold-dipped silver, this 'Initial' earring threads through the lobe and has a sculptural curved shape. Make it the focal point of any outfit by tucking your hair behind your ear.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. French jewelry designer Charlotte Chesnais is inspired by the sculptures of Constantin Brâncuși and Anthony Caro. Cast by hand from gleaming gold vermeil, this 'Swing' bracelet elegantly loops around the wrist and is tipped with a polished glass hoop. Wear yours with the matching earring.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We love Charlotte Chesnais' abstract and sculptural silhouettes. Handmade in France, this gold vermeil 'Swing' earring threads through your lobe and is looped with a uniquely swirled red glass ring that's crafted by hand. Show off this dainty piece with a loose chignon.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. With bloggers Lucy Williams and Leandra Medine championing the trend, statement solo earrings are here to stay. Crafted in France from gold vermeil, Charlotte Chesnais' 'Swing' design threads through your lobe and is tipped with a handmade clear glass ring. Wear yours to dress up casual outfits.
One of the season's coolest styling tricks is to wear one earring instead of two – make it oversized for the biggest impact. Spotted on French model Lou Doillon, Charlotte Chesnais' 'Galilea' design features three interlocking hoops cast from solid silver and yellow and rose gold vermeil.
The way Charlotte Chesnais designs is really organic - she draws after looking at books, magazines and Instagram for inspiration, then takes the sketches with her to meet the artisan who makes the final product. Part of her latest collection, this hair accessory has been hand-cast in Paris from gold-plated brass. Clip yours into the back of a half-ponytail.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We love Charlotte Chesnais' 'Swing' earring so much, we asked her to make a special one just for us. Crafted in France from polished silver, this piece has a signature curved hook decorated with a glass hoop streaked in tonal-blue - they're made by hand so each one is unique. Wear yours solo or stacked with smaller studs.
Charlotte Chesnais has a true flair for sculptural jewelry - it led her to work at Balenciaga during Nicolas Ghesquière's tenure, as well as consulting for KENZO, Maiyet and Maison Kitsuné. Crafted in France from silver, this choker curves fluidly around the neck and is offset with a gold vermeil pendant. It opens with a subtle hinge to ensure the effect is sleek from every angle.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Charlotte Chesnais draws inspiration from sculptors Constantin Brâncuși and Alberto Giacometti for her architectural jewelry. Designed to elegantly coil around your neck, this gold vermeil 'Swing' choker is finished with a clear and blue glass hoop that rests on your collarbone - each one is cast by hand so the patterns are truly unique. Wear it over a turtleneck or undo a few buttons of a shirt to show it off.
Charlotte Chesnais' rings are designed to stack but look just as cool styled on different fingers. They're handcrafted in France from silver, gold and rose gold vermeil and have a softly curved band that reflects the designer's penchant for graphic and fluid lines.
Charlotte Chesnais thinks of her jewelry as wearable sculptures - she is inspired by the works of Constantin Brâncuși and Alberto Giacometti. Handmade from polished silver vermeil, this solo earring is designed with a signature hook silhouette that threads through the lobe. Showcase yours with a sleek ponytail.
Charlotte Chesnais' 'Saturn' ring was the perfect sculptural finishing touch to Ruth Negga's all-velvet look in The EDIT 's 'Softly Does It' feature. This gold vermeil and silver piece hooks over the fingers to give the appearance of two planet-inspired circles floating above your hand. It comes in a designer-stamped box that's perfect for gifting.
Turn to Charlotte Chesnais for modern minimal pieces like this Briska necklace. It's handmade by the finest French ateliers with an 18kt yellow-gold plated half-hoop choker that's attached to a wraparound silver round-link chain - wear it long or short to suit your look.
Inspired by the sculptures of Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti Charlotte Chesnai brings an artist's eye to the design of her Saturn ring. An 18kt gold-plated silver circle sits across two fingers and a sterling-silver ring emerges from the crease between them supported by a half-band base snugly curving around the fingers underneath. Enjoy how it coordinates with bags accented with both gold and silver-tone metal hardware.
Charlotte Chesnais's 18kt yellow gold-plated silver Petal ring is inspired by the curvaceous beauty of floral forms. The open coil shape is crafted in France and expands out into concave petal-shaped tips that engulf the base of the finger. Style it as the sole accent to a simple shirt dress for an intimate dinner party.
Charlotte Chesnais takes inspiration from the rings of Saturn to design this contemporary pair of earrings. Crafted in France from sterling silver with 18kt gold-plated parts they feature a large statement ring supported by a classic hoop sitting an unusually high as if orbiting around the face. Let this geometric design punctuate a sober evening ensemble.
There's no denying the sculptural quality of Charlotte Chesnais's yellow gold-plated sterling silver Swing choker. It's handcrafted in one of the finest French ateliers with a polished asymmetric bar that is finished with an open front and features a chunky black wooden charm for a contemporary contrast. Style it solo alongside your favourite tailored jacket.
Charlotte Chesnais's yellow brass egg hair clip is a simple way to make your hairstyle modern. It secures at the push-clasp spring fastening and will look particularly chic atop a loose chignon for evening events.
Effortlessly slide Charlotte Chesnais's hair clip into a loose chignon for a touch of understated modern glamour. Expertly crafted in France from silver-tone brass the concave egg-shape exudes elegance and will suit all hair shades. Secure it with the push-clasp spring fastening.
Charlotte Chesnais designs jewellery with an architectural approach - a quality this Endless earrings embodies. It's made in France from 18kt yellow-gold plated silver to hoops that resemble interlocking cut-out petals. With a logo-engraved back these earrings are fastened with a post-back making them suitable for pierced ears. Let them add movement and lightness to any look and consider sweeping your hair to one side to fully showcase one of them.
Charlotte Chesnais Falless earrings are designed to a curved silhouette that's punctuated with silver sphere studs. Meticulously crafted in France the yellow 18kt gold-plated silver pair is shaped to loop through the lobe leaving a long slender drop that finishes just below the jawline. Keep the detail in focus by wearing a shoulder-baring neckline and hair swept-up.
Every piece of Charlotte Chesnais's jewellery is handmade in France including these 18kt gold-plated sterling-silver Monie earrings. They're crafted to a circular swirl shape that's inspired by the works of sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti and they're designed to simply clip onto the lobe - making them suitable for non-pierced ears. Try layering them with the label's other pieces - the label's designs are meant to work together.
Charlotte Chesnais's architectural approach to jewellery is echoed in the Saturn earrings. They're crafted in France from 18kt gold-plated silver and shaped to a mini hoop that's attached to an oversized circle. They have a post-back fastening that's suitable for pierced ears. Wear yours as the elegant counterpart to a nonchalant white shirt and jeans ensemble.
Charlotte Chesnais is renowned for her sculptural jewellery designs and her architectural approach is displayed in these sterling-silver Monie earrings. They're crafted in France with an abstract swirl shape and attach with a clip-on mechanism. Keep them in focus by sweeping hair to one side.
Charlotte Chesnais's Ego single earring is crafted in France from 18kt gold-plated silver and shaped to a twisted coil-effect hoop - it looks like a warped crescent moon. It's suited for pierced ears and has a post-back fastening. Use it to set off minimal or romantic ensembles.
Charlotte Chesnais designs her jewellery with an architectural approach - a quality this Ego small single earring embodies. The curved construction is crafted in France from 18kt gold-plated silver and is cast into a twisted coil-effect hoop with a logo-engraved back. Let it bring an off-kilter quality to a tie-neck silk blouse.
Saturn's mystical rings are the reference for Charlotte Chesnais's sculptural two-tone hoop Blow earrings. They're handmade in France and comprise a small 18kt gold vermeil hoop which sits in the ear while a larger silver hoop gracefully encircles it to sit high against the lobe. Wear them with a minimalist top to play up the nuanced design.
Charlotte Chesnais's single Hook earring is crafted in France from 18kt yellow-gold plated silver and shaped with a curved front bar that morphs into a sculptural large hook drop. Style it with an evening look or with a silk blouse by day for an elevated finish.
An abstract 'C' shape gives Charlotte Chesnais's single Initial earring sculptural appeal. It's crafted in France from 18kt yellow gold-plated silver to an of-the-moment curved hook bar shape. Wear it as the contemporary counterpart to classic tailoring for an organic contrast.
Charlotte Chesnais's architectural approach to crafting jewellery is embodied in her Ricoche earrings. They're made in France from a trio of sterling-silver rings - two circles and one semi-circle - and shaped to a 3-D coil effect. Keep them in focus by fashioning your hair into a slick swept-back style.
Refresh your new season jewellery edit with one of Charlotte Chesnais's sculptural pieces inspired by 20th-century sculptors like Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti. Her Initial ring is crafted in France from sterling silver and shaped to a raised double-curved band lending it architectural appeal. Style it against a black hand-held clutch to complete an evening ensemble.
The curvaceous composition of Charlotte Chesnais's 18kt yellow-gold plated silver Initial ring is inspired by the works of sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti. It's made in France with an open-band shape that features raised double curve arms to stand on top of the finger. Style it as the sole accent to a crisp white shirt.
Inspired by the sculptures of Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti Charlotte Chesnais brings an artist's eye to the design of her Saturn ring. An 18kt gold-plated silver circle sits across two fingers and a sterling-silver ring emerges from the crease between them supported by a half-band base snugly curving around the fingers underneath. Enjoy how it coordinates with bags accented with both gold and silver-tone metal hardware.