July 09, 2013

A C C E S S O R I E S / Material Merging at Margiela

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Experimenting can lead to wonderful new ideas. One of the things that I was impressed and inspired by from the Maison Martin Margiela show last week was how high tech techniques were applied in a Haute Couture collection: these pieces of jewelry made out of crystal and white matte resin.

I imagine the Swarovski design atelier looking somewhat like a lab. Their team is partly made up out of technicians, engineers and mathematicians who experiment with crystal (apparently, Swarovski does much more than only produce sparkles for asian nail salons). They somehow managed to fuse crystal with a white matte resin, merging them with pressure and without any glue involved. Then took the samples of their newly found technology to Paris and asked for a vision from Maison Martin Margiela. Who came up with the idea of shapes and cuts resembling natural stalactites. In the beginning it was a complete experimental adventure, it was still even unsure if it was going to work out and if there was ever going to be an end product. But now two years later, the line is finally a reality. My favorite pieces were the multi purpose tie- and document-clips; which can be clipped pretty much everywhere and also be used as an office accessory.

26 comments:

Michiel - Jan Marcel Blog said...

Zo mooi, Margiela is altijd prachtig!!

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Julia said...

That is so beautiful!

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almondcake said...

wow ;>

Lisette Rivera said...

the crystals at MMM haute couture were absolutely gorgeous! very pretty!

Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

What an amazing piece! xx

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Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Those are beautiful. Really love the stalactite/stalagmite idea

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HONEY said...

so beautiful!

Chelsea said...

So innovative - no less than expected at MMM. Looking forward to a day where jewellery always comes without glue!

theclosetopener said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Anonymous said...

can you please show us what you were wearing in Paris?

erle una said...

How extremely beautiful!

Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

Oh my god. Those pieces are stunning! The ring is definitely on my wish list now, though the clip is also pretty amazing.

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Álvaro said...

the document-clips is amazing, as all from MMM

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Tatiana Kurnosova said...

Amazing ring <3

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Tatiana
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Fabliha said...

You always have the most interesting ideas - you are such a creative individual! Love these
xx

TeuntjeVDW said...

Beautiful! xx.

FASHION SNAG said...

Love these!!

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Ziet er echt heel gaaf uit!

En ook cool dat ze dit hebben weten te maken zonder lijm!



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Anny Barros said...

this is very beautiful!

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Sarah said...

These are incredible!! I love the matte white resin and clear crystal together, and I love that these look like anything but what you would find at a nail salon.

I was just at the Museum of Natural History in DC and the gem section is always one of my favorites. I much prefer the rough look of newly excavated gems emerging from rocks to the look of fully cut gemstones in finished jewelry. I love how these accessories are shaped to resemble that rough look, while still looking sleek.

Dominique @ Wonterior said...

This is great! I love it!!!

hiPop said...

absolutely love the clash of textures and the unfinished feel to it...

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rachel bambi said...

wow so pretty! ur so inspiring!
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Jess said...

I love it, this looks so impressive. Thanks for sharing. Jess http://candywrappedappletree.blogspot.de/

alison said...

these are so incredibly gorgeous

Thea Lysgaard said...

So jalous! Those pieces are just gorgeous.

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