"COSTUMES & CRYSTAL ARMOUR" D_LUXE'S 2011 COLLECTION
MUSIC: bat for lashes "glass"
VIDEOGRAPHER: daniel batten
ILLUSTRATIONS: kelly thompson
FASHION: twenty-seven names
JEWELS & ACCESSORIES BY D_LUXE:
MODELS: imogen (red11) sakura (62 models) MAKEUP by m.a.c & HAIR by willis york
(costumes & crystal armour campaign photographs by louise hatton)
* view the complete collection on our website:d-luxe.co.nz/client/collections/costumes-crystal-armour
This coming season d_luxe presents “Costumes & Crystal Armour”, their largest and most impressive collection to date. Fans of this cult label will not be disappointed, with statement rings continuing to be strength of the label; hands are predicted to be very heavy in 2011.
d_luxe’s latest collection explores the notion of contemporary and traditional costume juxtaposing objects such as feathers, antlers and head pieces. Alongside these recognisable elements d_luxe also experiments with an alternate reference to ‘costume’ by using clever exaggerations of scale, contrasting architectural geometries, and carefully placed gems to produce the perfect ‘crystal armour’ of the season.
‘Bat for Lashes’ singer Natasha Khan was d_luxe’s creative muse, from her theatrical costumes and headdress on stage, through to her song titles and lyrics which aptly name most jewels in the range. (Including the: “Perfect Armour, Sleeping Sunshine and Blinding Battle” rings).
“Pearl”, who is Kahn's New York based alter ego, also inspired pieces namely the “Liberty Spiked Ring” and “Pearl's Dream” bracelet.
Collaborating with Illustrator Kelly Thompson, d_luxe’s sources of inspiration all culminate in four incredible campaign illustrations where Thompson draws the jewellery pieces at a new scale and adorns the models with the ‘Bat For Lashes’ like headdress costumes.
Whilst forms are bold, a more whimsical and dreamier palette is explored via colour, where peach and lilacs are the colours for the season. Rings, pendants and bracelets made of gold and silver are adorned with cleverly inverted peridot, citrine, garnet & smokey quartz stones.
“Costume's and Crystal Armour” is promising to add a little theatricality to your wardrobe and plenty of beautiful jewels to your 2011 wish list.
Karie & Megan
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