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Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève)

Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève)


The House of Adler has always shown keen interest in fostering new creative energies, especially those of the youngest generation of Jewellery designers involved in the genesis of tomorrow’s trends. Thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of all our teams this aspect of our activity has intensified in the last few years.


Our collaboration with HEAD-Geneva was meant to be. We have been engaged in a wide range of projects.  Our close partnership offers the undergraduates of the Bachelor in Jewellery, Watch and Accessory Design the opportunity to take part in workshops, inspired by the values and beliefs on which Adler is based, where students can reveal and champion their own ideas of our brand.


Under the supervision of HEAD’s teaching team, and guided by the expertise and passion of Adler’s contingent, the 3rd year students have worked on the conceptual development of a collection of original and innovative small jewellery, or the creation of an entire parure inspired by a particular cluster of gemstones. They have also been given a free hand to imagine and develop our window displays.


Under the leadership of the choir conductor Guillaume Tournaire, and in association with the Haute Ecole de Musique (HEM), the House of Adler and its partner, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, exhibited the ruffs inspired by the protagonists of Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera, Ascanio, and created by the students from HEAD. The ruff, a characteristic fashion emblem from the Renaissance period, has evolved with time and appeared in different forms.  Thus the ruff has also found its way into the Adler advertisement campaign featuring Queens of modern times.


Each one of the workshops held with HEAD students becomes an exciting opportunity for stimulating creative and artistic exchanges.


We are delighted to be able to pursue this inspiring partnership and we are proud to be able to open our doors to both students and alumni for portfolio reading sessions in the course of 2018.


Our heartfelt thanks go out to Elizabeth Fischer, the head of the Jewellery, Watch and Accessory Design department, the students, as well as all the teaching staff at HEAD-Geneva for the trust they renew in our collaboration each year, their kindness, their creativity, and their professionalism.