Alber Elbaz always delivers when it comes to accessories on the catwalk. Lanvin’s ss13 showcase was a mixture of formal classical inspiration juxtaposed with elements of informal gestures and motifs, pointing to what he describes as “deconstructed classicism”. In contrast to the sleek sheet metal and precision crystal set chokers, we take note of the fact that Elbaz injects an element of surprise in the form of beaten metal to support his new direction.
On the local London scene and no stranger to this textured approach to metalwork, London-based Deci Jewellery has been using the application for some time now in her fine jewellery collections. We caught up with her and and asked her to expand on the appeal of working with beaten metal, as we see the finish set to increase in status over the next couple of seasons.
“I love hammered/beaten textured jewellery as it adds an earthy and unique look to any jewellery – it is understated, yet instantly eye-catching. In today’s world of mass manufacture, to have a piece of jewellery bearing the individual imprint of the maker’s own hand is a pure luxury. And last but not least, one never has to worry about scratching or denting jewellery made with this texture – if anything, the more one wears it, the richer and more unique it becomes”.
Here are some of our favourite Deci kuckledusters inspired by Alber’s creative insights.
1. Black silver dome ring
2. Sterling silver and vermeil dome ring
3. Silver and 18k gold emerald dome ring
4. Delphi garnet ring
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