E N C H A N T E D . P O M E G R A N A T E . C H A R M . N E C K L A C E
Created especially for a cultural exchange pop-up event in Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, this mini collection was designed in response to an "identity box' sent to me by my exchange partner, Japanese fashion brand RBTCXO. Amongst the pile of objects & ephemera in the box was a small dried pomegranate, a large stuffed patchwork banana, an iridescent vinyl wristband, some monochrome drawings of birds and a bag of assorted googly eyes. Though literally a mixed bag of components, I translated these motifs in to a collection of enchanted fruit adornments in a classic Rosita Bonita mould, but incorporated new-to-me materials to reflect RBTXCO's playful and textural designs. Natural meets unnatural, soft meets hard, matt meets high shine, beauty meets humour and tradition meets the future.
This pretty charm necklace is laden with enchanted pomegranates, in dappled pink & red leather, printed with shimmering holographic foil, and bursting with magical seeds in a bewitching bright blue or iridescent lilac, and sculpted silk flowers.
Leather (cow, pig & goat hide), vinyl leatherette, gold plated brass chain & findings.