Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Ayaka Nishi SS11

I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon Ayaka Nishi. I'm a total jewellery addict but also slightly into the macabre (obscure foreign horror movie, anyone?) and unfortunately it's not very often that those two mix. Of course, I know and love Pamela Love's collection but aside from her collections there isn't much else out there til I stumbled on Ayaka's gorgeous collection. The collection is inspired by nature and features spider-web necklaces, insect-wing brooches and fish scale rings. Ayaka grew up in Kagoshima, a Japanese province with a volcano, woodlands, green hills, tea farms and a raging ocean. It's clear to see how nature was a huge influence growing up. Her SS11 collection features pieces inspired by bone, coral, honeycomb, spider's webs, fossils, fish scales, feathers, insect wings and sea urchins. My favourite pieces are the bone pieces, I need one of the rings or a cuff in my life! I'm really looking forward to seeing these concepts develop in future collections. 

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