Thursday, 6 October 2011

Introducing Kyle Hopkins

Regular readers of this little blog will know that I appreciate a nice piece of jewellery, especially big, statement pieces with a bit of an edge. My Joomi Lim spike bracelet is practically super glued onto my arm and I have a number of knuckleduster rings which always draw admiring glances. It’s fairly difficult to describe the sort of aesthetic I like in pieces, I don’t think there’s one overarching theme or word to describe the style but think Pamela Love,  Anton Heunis, TomTom, Dominic Jones and Eastern Mystic. Finding a new designer to add to my niche list is pretty hard work but I think I’ve discovered my latest jewellery lust label – Kyle Hopkins.

During a quick whistle-stop tour of the exhibitions at London Fashion Week, my inner fashion magpie spotted some interesting jewels glinting in yonder distance. Mesmerised, I walked straight past several stands to investigate. Kyle’s collection was made up of 5-6 mini collections which are breathtaking statement pieces but begin as a concept rather than the design. Heavily inspired by the books Kyle is reading, the collections have various influences but are equally eyecatching. His bones collection is an exploration into fashion tribes, urban dystopia and cultural diffusion, the botanical collection is inspired by Derrida and the concept of idealised beauty and even the Fibonacci sequence is referenced. Proving that style and substance can go hand in hand, his collections provoke thought and pose questions whilst making a design statement.

You can purchase limited pieces from his collection on Bengt

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