She’s young, she’s talented and she’s one of the new London College of Fashion‘s graduates definitely to watch. This is Liron Kliger, an Israeli born jewellery designer, who after traveling in Barcelona, Paris, Milan and Tel Aviv is now based in London.
Her latest project developed from a fascination with snakeskin and infatuation with catwalk pieces motivating her to create her own interpretation via snakeskin inspired bangles designed for the catwalk.
Quirky, colorful, and extremely eye-catching, Liron Kliger‘s bangles perfectly match the goal of her research, aiming to create unique pieces encompassing the form and essence of the material used, and look ideally suited for a fashionable summery outfit.
Find out more here in the slideshow below:
Credits: *Cedric Kosovac, Photographer * Aileen Greiner , Model * Shruti Mehta, Product shoot Photographer*
…Mid June in London? It’s Jewellery’s time!
Save the date: 14-17 June 2012 Treasure – London’s visionary Jewellery Show – is back with a selection of the very best jewellery design the UK and Europe have to offer.
Visit the Exhibitors‘s page and find out more about the talents on show: you’ll come across with some of DOY’s recurring tags: Stefania Lucchetta , Manuganda , Linnie Mclarty , Yoko Izawa, Ute Decker and many others.
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Paper & Felt.
Just 2 basic words to access Elena Salmistraro‘s fashion world – a graduate from Politecnico di Milano Italian designer – who shapes evocative and romantic wearables by embroidering felt and turning waste paper into chewed paper/papier-mâché works.
One-off hand-crafted pieces close to fashion art and likely to add a dreamy touch to special occasions outfits.
Enjoy the selection below:
Photo/Styling Credits: Barbara Franzò_Photographer*Erika Cigolini_Stylist*Silvia Mendolia_Stylist*Ginevra Daniele_Make-up artist*Kristina Gunther_Model by Beatrice International Models Agency Milan*
Charlotte Valkeniers is a Belgian designer – recently graduate with an MA from the London College of Fashion – who, despite her young age, can already count on a well defined style and a strong passion for research.
Her De Fabrica Collection – partly presented in the slideshow below – is mainly centered on materials and shapes investigation. Knitted leather’s potential and the muscles of human body inspired her to develop such a line of sculptural jewelry, easily coiling neck and wrists and fitting like a loosely tailored dress.
Some of her keywords are: perspex, carbon fibers, silver, stainless steel, epoxy and she loves shaping her jewelry mixing traditional with unconventional and futuristic shapes. Her collections include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and even Seed, a jewel clutch in silk, carbon fiber and silver. She graduated from the Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture in Prague, and she is still based in Czech Republic.
…Getting curious? She is Markéta Richterová, and she is making a name in the creative scene quite internationally.
Look at the selection of her designs in the slideshow below, and get part of her world:
Photo credits: Jan Rambousek * Michal Šeba
Imagine an architect who loves creating colorful knitted, fiber and silver structures easily turning into wearable artworks to light up fashionable outfits…
This is Martacarmela Sotelo, a Mexican design-artist who – after studying architecture at Iberoamericana University in México and graduating with an MA at Central Saint Martins Collage of Art and Design in London – launched her collections of Knitted Gems – tricot style pearls – and Portable Lines, a series of textile jewellery made up with old t-shirts’s scraps then wrapped and ready to be worn again, but in a different form.
Her last line Geometries explores the potential of geometrical shapes (..) The pieces are made of silver, blackened silver and/or gold guilded rex, as well as inox steel wire with nylon (…) hanging from cotton hand torched thread.
Enjoy a selection of her Knitted Gems in the slideshow below, and for the Spanish speaking followers Today there’s also a video:
Argentinian-born designer Luis Acosta – now based in the Netherlands where he graduated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam – explores forms and colors in his untiring research beyond paper and textiles, creating artistic jewellery drawing out layers of different materials .
As a designer I am particulary interested in form – he says, though he also thinks that It’s important to work with both shapes and colour. The first gives dimension to the design while the second provides warmth.
Based on the amazing impact of his creations, no doubt he’s totally right…
Look at the sculptural bracelets and necklaces in the slideshow below – just a selection of his full collection – and get a quick overview of his “intriguing hybridizations” :