Gilding Primal Instinct‘s beautiful F/W 2012 collection The Executioner features blades, gauzy veil-like textures, and alluringly alien metallic masks and headpieces These pieces perfectly embody the mission to “create an aggressive dichotomy between subtle, elegant forms and vicious primal instinct [and] translate practices of ritual adornment into iconic character archetypes.”
This stunningly beautiful, structural collection, entitled The Unreal Reality, was designed by Laura Mulder as her graduation project at the Art Academy of Utrecht in 2011. Modeled by Thiska van den Heuvel and Lara Aimee, photographed by Cor and Leonie Baauw of Local Androids, with hair styling by Jenny Kroese.
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Thomasin Durgin makes interesting conceptual jewelry, pushing beyond traditional ideas of what jewelry should look like, beauty and glamor, to explore intriguing and often weird concepts. Examples include this ring below, made out of a creepy porcelain doll head wrapped with copper wire.
Tags: anatomical-themed, avant-garde, bizarre, bugs, conceptual, environmentalism, jewelry, macabre, religious imagery, sinister arts and crafts, skeleton, sterling-silver jewelry, thomasin durgin, unique rings, wearable art
London-based jewelry designer Kasia Piechocka has come out with a sleek and modern collection named About the Man Who Loved Fishing. Revolving around the unusual, conventionally unglamorous theme of fishing and assorted equipment (fish-head rings, earrings inspired by fishing weights, fish-hook necklaces, a bracelet resembling a chain of delicate fish bones), this collection turns “unbeautiful” subject matter into a form of elegance and edgy yet spare chicness. Seamless and sharp, these sterling-silver pieces work well in a unisex capacity, and are perfect for those seeking something a bit different as a bold/subtle statement accessory. They are available for purchase from her Website.
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Úna Burke’s beautiful A/W 2011 collection of armor/medical-inspired sculptural fashion, META.MORPH, is complemented by stunning wet-plate collodion photography from Andreas Waldschütz and Stefan Sappert. Witness below:
Further delight yourself by viewing this video, inspired by “the cinepoems of Man Ray and jarring aspects of psychological horror”:
via Haute Macabre
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+ Directed by Konstantinos Menelaou
+ Choreographed by Nathaniel Parchment
+ Photographed by Natalia Asimi
+ Jewelry design by Maria Piana
+ Design & styling by Erevos Aether
via Twisted Lamb
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