When it comes to creativity, the world of jewelry continues to make nature its source of inspiration. The house of Cartier has surprised us by veering away from the clichés and drawing its inspiration from a plant that is known for its hostility and strength in the face of harshness. Yet, it is in the catcus' fascinating complexity and chic aesthetic that Cartier has found the metaphor of female duality. It is at night that these plants—that we already so admire—choose to cover themselves with flowers. The versatile designs of these jewels are, thus, both a reflection of concept and a necessity.
Perhaps the true success of this collection is its ability to merge rebellion and elegance both naturally and without compromise—something best embodied by Mariacarla Boscono, Roman muse of the Cactus campaign of Cartier. With an assured look, the model portrays a sophisticated woman in a series of moments, and the resulting campaign breaks the conventional codes. This is yet another way that the Cartier's new collection differs itself in haute-joaillerie.