I'm not normally into fashion round-ups, summaries and re-caps that fashion media relies on so much to disseminate information out there in easy-to-digest bitesize chunks, because I never seem to have the foresight to 'summarise' in my head. I'm a simple child I am… give me obvious pointers and FINALLY, I'll maybe put two and two together and form a coherent strand in my head.
In this case, I've put one and one and one together to make a 'round-up' of jewellery collections that have all been flying to the moon, travelling through back to art deco/nouveau times and then landing back down on Earth in a heap of dusty, dry arid-heated craters. It makes a whole lot of sense to simple me when it's some space odyssey/desert adventure. The interesting (as well as comforting) thing is that despite all three designers taking their jewllery on far-flung journeys with slightly similar inspiration points, the actual execution of their collections have all taken very different turns…
Carianne Moore – Have written about milliner, accessories AND jewellery designer pushing it forward with her headgear but her latest collection I feel has pushed her jewellery MOORE and I'm thinking it's the 'lunar' influence that has done the trick.
Title: "Lunar Nights" S/S 10
The Blurb: "Miss Moore introduces her ‚ÄòLunar Nights‚Äô S/S10 collection of futuristic Jewellery, Handbags and Hats inspired by her love for 1920‚Äôs Science Fiction. Influenced by fictional stories of life beyond the stars and the 1920‚Äôs organic design movement inspired by nature, ‚ÄòLunar Nights‚Äô collection is a science fiction story"
Materials: Dragonscale, painted stingray, Swarovski crystals, wood panels, straw, antique brass, pearl
Colours: Malachite green, spinel blue, citrine yellow.(I just had to put these in because it really makes me think about the way I need to define colours… )
Estelle Deve – This is French-born, Australia-based Estelle's second collection but looking back on her first collection you wouldn't think it was the same designer's work because Lunar Mare is such an escalated progression from the first, by ramping up the level of strong simplicity in the pieces. Deve's e-shop is also up and running to buy the S/S 10 collection if you fancy these tubular beauties.
Title: Lunar Mare S/S 10
The Blurb: "Lunar Mare is a ceremony of cinematic space odysseys (depicted in movies such as Dune and Stargate), aesthetics of centuries old African tribes and Grecian myths. The end result is surprisingly submerged in decorative elements of the Art Deco movement. Each unique concoction is named after a location of the moon, the closest celestial body that stands between our Earth and infinity."
Materials: Leather, clear resin, precious gold-plated pewter.
MANIAMANIA – I've never seen the inspirator film of this collection 'The Holy Mountain' but after flipping through their stunning lookbook, I'll definitely go and seek it out. Designed by stylist Tamila Purvis and Melanie Kamsler, this is Australian label ManiaMania's first collection. These are definitely pieces that require severe piling on with minimal clothing foundations (maybe not AS minimal as the lookbook suggeest…) but I love that how the images are sort of making me actually run into the desert completely starkers but fully adorned.
Title: Real Life Awaits Us S/S 10
The Blurb: "The range is integrally inspired by director Alejandro Jodorowsky‚Äôs The Holy Mountain, a 1973 surrealist film collaboration with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the symbolic story of a spiritual quest for cosmic enlightenment."
Materials: Molten metal, calcite crystal, metal beads, silver and soft leather.