The Sarah Angold Studio is renowned for producing structurally complex and aesthetically beautiful lighting. However, at London Fashion Week this year the Sarah Angold team were there to exhibit an altogether different product: their amazingly intricate jewellery.
It is very hard to describe Sarah Angold’s jewellery without the use of a visual aid, but if I were pressed to do so I would compare the Studio’s creations to miniature, wearable pieces of architecture. Immediately, the Sydney Opera House comes to mind, although to compare Sarah Angold’s jewellery to such a large-scale architectural triumph would be to take away from the delicacy and intricacy of the collection.
…with the mesmerizingly iridescent Dragon Necklace…
Speaking to the Sarah Angold representative at Fashion Week, it was interesting to note that she, herself, had originally studied as an architect, before switching to jewellery design. Indeed, the precision, the geometrical fluidity and the precise construction of the pieces are all indicative of a sound architectural knowledge, and a good understanding of how a series of shapes can fit together just so to form jewellery that is as comfortable to wear as it is stylish.
Constructed from laser-cut acrylic, the Sarah Angold jewellery collection is both futuristic and minimalistic. The materials used lend themselves well to a host of visual effects, with different gradations and angles of light leading to the intensification and exaggeration of different colours. The presentation of the pieces themselves at Fashion Week demonstrated this perfectly, with the mesmerizingly iridescent Dragon Necklace acting as a particularly eye-catching example of the effect that different lighting can have upon the jewellery.
…so you can be sure that you’ll be able to afford at least some of the smaller items…
Although not for the faint hearted, this statement jewellery collection will add more than a touch of style and originality to any outfit (though it’s perhaps best worn with items that complement the minimalist air of the collection). A black backdrop is especially effective, and with pieces such as the Duco Brooch, wearing a black jacket or blouse is definitely the best way to offset the intricacy and varying hues of the piece.
What’s more, the Sarah Angold representative revealed that some pieces take up to two days to construct, as they consist of so many different parts, so you can be sure that each piece has been crafted with the highest amount of love and care. And better yet, prices start from £65, so you can be sure that you’ll be able to afford at least some of the smaller items on a student budget!
Images courtesy of Sarah Angold