Penacho is inspired by Colette’s Mexican heritage, paying homage to Aztec culture. In creating this vibrant collection, Colette looked to traditional Aztec regalia, and was influenced by the importance of feathers in Aztecan headdresses.
Traditional headdresses are made with vibrant feathers, similar to that of a hummingbird. Huitzilopochtli, translating to “Hummingbird of the Left”, is the God of sun and war. Aztecs believed that warriors who lost their lives in battle would return as hummingbirds. Colette carefully selected hard stones such as malachite, lápiz lazuli, onyx, mother of pearl and diamonds for the foundation of this collection. Set in 18-karat gold, Penacho brings to life the beauty of the Mexican and Aztec culture.