Posted on February 12 2012
Homegrown jewellery brand to unveil new collection at prestigious Paris fashion trade show.
Singapore, February 20th, 2012- Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery today announced that it has been selected to exhibit at Paris fashion trade show Tranoï. One of the industry’s most prestigious trade events, Tranoï brings together designers, buyers, media, and other key members of the global fashion industry.
Other Singaporean jewellery brands selected to participate are: Choo Yilin, Ling Wu, Marilyn Tan, and Yuki Mitsuyasu.
“We’ve been building our foundation for two and a half years and we’re ready to take Carrie K. international,” says Carolyn Kan, founder and designer of Carrie K Artisan Jewellery. “Our new collections, Heavy Mettle and Gender Bender, encompass new materials and techniques influenced by our conversations with global buyers. We’re extremely thrilled to be showcasing this collection at Tranoï, one of the top fashion events at Paris Fashion Week.”
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery will launch two collections from its signature line Veritas by Carrie K.
Heavy Mettle is a collection that includes bib necklaces and cuffs fashioned from leather with a distinctly metallic look. The pieces are reversible, each side a different colour. This offers the wearer a choice of how to wear the statement piece. This collection is inspired by “drawing on inner strength and looking beyond surface appearances”. The Gender Bender collection includes items that are traditionally associated with one gender and made to work across both, such as a bowtie in sterling silver. Made from a process called electroforming, these items are comfortably light. Detachable straps allow wearers to use the bow tie as a necklace, an actual bow tie, or in whichever way one’s imagination dictates. This collection is about erasing pre-conceived expectations of gender roles and being true to yourself.
Carrie K. can be found at retail outlets in Singapore, Tokyo and London. The brand made its overseas debut in January 2012 when it was selected by Yuji Yamamoto, the son of renowned designer Yohji Yamamoto, to be a part of his concept store ‘Make One’s Mark’ in Tokyo, Japan.
The brand consists of two lines. Veritas by Carrie K. is the signature line of unconventional statement jewellery and accessories, whilst Carrie K. marries artisan-crafted jewellery with an unconventional sense of beauty and elegant playfulness.
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Above: Short Cuff in Silver/Gold and Bib in Gold/Silver (silver not pictured) from the Heavy Mettle Collection
Bow Tie from the Gender Bender Collection in Rose Gold
About Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery:
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery marries artisan-crafted jewellery with an unconventional sense of beauty and elegant playfulness. It celebrates imperfections and rejoices in what is real rather than what seems flawless. It designs for men and women with a strong sense of self and express their individuality through jewellery. Designer and silversmith Carolyn Kan first learned silversmithing in Florence. As such, her designs may be contemporary but each piece of jewellery is hand crafted witha vintage charm, time and care. Established in July 2009, Carrie K. won the Elle Awards “Jewellery Designer of the Year” in 2010.
Carrie K. is available online at www.CarrieKRocks.com, www.doorstepluxury.com or in the Carrie K. Atelier, 136 Bukit Timah Road; Singapore a at the Society of Black Sheep, Marina Bay Sands #B1-64; Quintessential, Pacific Plaza #02-01; Asiatique Collections, Blk 14A Dempsey Road; Strangelets, 7 Yong Siak Street. Overseas, it is available at Carter & Bond in London.
Four times a year, during Paris Fashion Weeks, Tranoï takes place in its prestigious locations and puts creativity and business together. More than a commercial gathering, Tranoï - which literally means "between us" - is the artistic platform for the best designers selection to meet the most influential fashion ambassadors. Organizing fashion shows, Tranoï also puts together artistic installations, designers’ exhibitions, parties and all sorts of events, which arouse the dreams and desires inherent to fashion.