Posted on March 02 2012
Heavy Mettle and Gender Bender challenge traditional perceptions of material and gender.
Singapore, March 2, 2012- Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery will showcase two collections from its signature line Veritas by Carrie K. at fashion trade show BLUEPRINT from 17 – 18 May, 2012.
Both collections communicate, "looking beyond appearances."
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 by a process called electroforming, these 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 your self.
“The knowledge, exposure and new stockists that Carrie K. gained as a result of BLUEPRINT 2011 have been integral to our growth,” says Carolyn Kan, founder and designer of Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery. “This year we hope to strengthen our relationships with international buyers and establish our standing overseas”
Carrie K. can be found at retail outlets in Singapore, Tokyo and London. The brand made its overseas debut in January 2012 when Yuji Yamamoto, the son of renowned designer Yohji Yamamoto, selected it to be a part of his concept stores ‘Make One’s Mark’ in Tokyo, Japan. Most recently, Carrie K. was selected to showcase at fashion tradeshow, Tranoï in Paris.
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) made from Leather, silver plated chain & findings from the Heavy Mettle Collection Sterling Silver Bow Tie from the Gender Bender Collection, plated in 14K 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 handcrafted the old way, with great 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 and Make One’s Mark in Japan.
BLUEPRINT is a four day fashion trade and consumer event organized by the Blueprint Group, a joint venture between the Textile and Fashion Federation of Singapore (TaFF), MP Asia Pte Ltf (MP Asia) and Mercury Marketing and Communications Pte Ltd to Catapult emerging talents to international prominence. It was awarded Exhibition of the Year at the Singapore Tourism Board’s Singapore Experience Awards 2011, and the winner of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design for its 2011 rebranding and “A Brave New World” creative campaign by 2011 event Partner Trine Design Associates.
Mercury Marketing & Communications created BLUEPRINT in 2004 as a catwalk showcase to further the careers of young Singaporean and Asian design talents; these young designers and their labels were featured in a limited-edition BLUEPRINT shop at The Heeren for a year. In 2008, nine BLUEPRINT product designers exhibited at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan while in 2009, 10 BLUEPRINT designers created unique red dresses auctioned off in aid of the Singapore Heart Foundation. BLUEPRINT 2010 took place over three days with two days specifically for trade and one day for consumers. Since 2011, BLUEPRINT has grown to a two-day fashion trade show featuring Pre-Spring collections of emerging designers from around the world, with two-day offshoot Emporium weekend shopping event for consumers.