New collection 2013
December 4th, 2013
I designed this collection at the beginning of the year and had to do a lot of forward thinking to make it relevant for now. I obviously had the holiday season in mind but I also wanted engaging pieces that made statements and talked on top of layers of winter clothes. A cold time of year for most but special for all and thus each piece needed to reflect that.
The collections every month are diverse in influence and design; a piece of art or sculpture can influence me as much as a market or exhibition. Sometimes I have designed a couple of pieces to wear together because I have loved the initial idea so much, but I try to keep your jewelry box looking as eclectic and diverse as possible.
The Hollyridge collar cuff from December is really experimental which I love. Wearing jewelry in a different and less obvious way makes for a more interesting outfit. Yes! You can wear as clip on earrings but also with the chain still attached it’s a collar clip. Clip it to anything you like really… its all about playing and taking risks with jewlrey for me this season.
During the design process for this piece I wanted to first and foremost make a 2 in 1 situation and always loved the collar clips that cowboys wear, however I also loved how in the 1980’s in England growing up there was a trend called ‘casuals’ where boys and girls would wear a broach on the top button of their shirt or a necklace super tight under the collar with the pendant hanging, it was a styling trend I loved. I also love Danish jewelry from the sixties so by combining all the elements I think something fairly original was born.
There are so many ways to style it and here are a few examples…
So I’m really into this kind of English schoolgirl Burgandy red for fall I love it with navy and also plaids. The Hollyridge adds a little something something to this equiptment shirt. Of course the Bionda Castana shoes and the Viktor and Rolf bag help even more on raising the bar with this Zara midi length skirt and Topshop cropped knit.
Of course I think anyone that knows me loves me for my love of leopard… (or loathes). Anyway this Antipodium coat is my leopard lover for the season.. and so obviously I have to have two things I love work together… and it does… in my mind.
The other use i see for this clip on earing/collar clip/broach is to use it to create pleats and shrink waistlines as a decorative alternative to a belt…
As you see Christopher Kane below used his rubber mini clips for his spring summer 2014 collection and when I was playing with mine it reminded me back to this detail in his collection..
This is a very old Marc by Marc Jacobs dress of mine thats super boxy but my clip is gonna modernise it. who doesnt have a plain black dress that could do with an update?
Obviously they are clip on earrings and i didnt think anyone needed a close up of an ear…
– Cher Coulter