“Maria Piana has become synonymous with original design and the use of industrial processes combined with artisan experimental techniques ,delivering unusual and new forms of abstract jewellery wearing.” I like how the pieces wrap around the person in unique ways and how the shapes compliment this process. The combination of angular pieces and more fluid pieces is similar to what I am looking at in my own work.
Greek born jewellery designer, Maria Piana, creates stunning wearable art pieces that elegantly contour the female form.
Her A/W14 collection ‘Plexus’, derived from the Latin word meaning ‘to fold’, sees Maria take inspiration from the ancient ceremonial art of paper folding, giving each piece in the collection a very raw, dramatic effect.
The collections powerful sculptural aesthetic is created using a combination of experimental artisanal techniques and could be likened to 80’s power dressing for the fiercely chic modern woman.
Each piece is hand-crafted in silver and plated with Rhodium, Rose Gold or Gold. A capsule collection of the same jewellery will also be released in solid gold.
Underwater Shoot: This beautiful shoot sees underwater girls return to purity in washes of colour…
Photographer Zena Holloway / Creative Director Jo Phillips / Fashion Editor Katia Bololia / Make-up using M.A.C PRO / Hair Anna Cofone at Emma Davies using Shu Uemura Art of Hair / Models Kim & Marija at Bookings / Photography Assistants Phil Richards Angela Neil / Hair Assistant Hanna Mirsaeedy / Fashion Assistant Ksenia Taranenko
Jewellery by emerging designers is under our radar today. What will you choose, statement wrist bands by Maria Piana, Murano glass rings by Passionae, perspex necklace by Sarah Angold or something else?