INSECTMANIA for Dover Street Market

Celebrating her ongoing study of nature, Delfina Delettrez designs a unique capsule collection, INSECTMANIA for Dover Street Market.

An investigation into the fetishistic theory of the subconscious notion that we are most attracted to that which repels us the most. The brooch originates from an ongoing series, first envisioned in 2012, as a personal desire to overcome Delfina’s Entomophobia and an ongoing study of nature. Playing with perspective and scale, she enlarged the body and added movement in the kinetic body parts while always staying true to the reality of natures creatures from which she draws inspiration.

Consisting of three unique INSECTMANIA brooches handmade in her Roman atelier from either rose silver and freshwater pearls, silver and quartz or black silver and tourmaline. Each brooch includes a taxidermy insect from her personal collection, preserved in resin to form the tail.