A decade ago, it would have been considered eccentric for brands such as Levi’s or Louis Vuitton to align themselves with the world of craft – then a byword for provincial pottery and lumpy woollens. However, a wider cultural shift towards an
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LONDON, United Kingdom — For those with the money to spend, fashion and fine jewellery were once keen bedfellows. Wallis Simpson’s chic ensembles were offset by bespoke pieces from Cartier, light and elegant in design yet heavy with exceptional gemstones. In the 1930s, the socialite Daisy Fellowes — for whom Elsa Schiaparelli created her famous shocking pink gown — commissioned extraordinary modern works from Van Cleef & Arpels, including fringed diamond and emerald bracelets that could be joined together as a necklace. But over the years, fine jewellery lost its connection to the world of contemporary fashion. By the 1970s, suites … More
Dr. Kevin Coates is a multi-talented artist-goldsmith and sculptor who creates virtuoso jewels in gold, precious stones, shells, and other exotic materials. His work is both exquisite and fantastical. Following his successful solo exhibition at the Wallace Collection in London in 2011, Coates has been working on an ambitious new project, A Bestiary of Jewels, pairing a creature with its significant human, with the jewel mounted in a bestiary ‘page’, in a poetic elaboration on the theme of the medieval encyclopaedias known as Bestiaries."