Adorn Magazine - January-February 2017
Adorn Magazine - January-February 2017
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In this issue
Avant-garde artists are soul-searchers and have a unique way of expressing themselves through their chosen medium. Individualism is a perfect foil for innovative ideas and in this issue, we have hand-picked jewellery designers who display a rare streak of originality that has now become their signature mark. They are unafraid to try out new technologies to realise their dreams in precious metals, and yet they are not out of sync with age-old crafts that lend the touch of eternal charm to their collections.
In Creative Charisma, we present an exclusive interview with Ukrainian genius Stanislav Drokin, who combines handcrafting skills with high technical knowledge. His atelier, which he refers to as his creative lab, is a sacred place where the old and new worlds co-exist.
The ‘rock star’ of the global jewellery industry, Stephen Webster, who has earned the sobriquet partly because of his lifestyle and his Dylanesque looks, takes his craft very seriously. He, too, straddles the worlds of traditional and modern methods and has a firm grip on his skills to make jewellery that is sought after by Hollywood stars. Check out his outré yet ultra-glamorous creations in Global Icon.
Poet-goldsmith Jasmine Alexander is a daredevil and a fierce protector of the environment. Her collaboration with Sea Shepherd UK began when she joined them for an expedition on the high seas to chase away gun-toting fishermen. Recently, Jasmine produced a 20-piece collection for Sea Shepherd, and part of the proceeds will go towards conserving marine life. Turn to Spotlight to read more about her endeavour.
NIFT-graduate Himani Grover interned with legendary jewellery artist Giampiero Bodino, creative head of the Richemont group. In New Talent, Himani recalls Bodino’s strong cultural affinity to his Italian roots. Impressed, the young artist came back to India to start her brand Chicory Chai that captures the beauty of the raw and rugged landscape of the country through its fashionable jewels.
the eloquence of art deco
the moscow kremlin museum highlights the luxury, glamour and exuberance of haute couture and jewellery during the art deco era through its exhibition, the ‘elegance and splendour of art deco’ from september 30, 2016 to january 11, 2017 at the one pillar chamber of the patriarch’s palace.
takes the road less travelled
she finds beauty in imperfection – the asymmetrical, creased and aged effects, the raw and rough hewn edged entities that signify the transient nature of life. himani grover belongs to a growing breed of new jewellery designers who believe in the romantic era where individualism is celebrated and the past and nature glorified. a traditionalist with her rural-at-heart creativity, himani is a story teller with a difference. her collections reflect a unique sense of aestheticism that package age-old wisdom for the new-age woman.
what makes jewelmer joaillerie stand out from the crowd? smitha sadanandan takes a look at this french-filipino brand that specialises in golden south sea pearls with its precious approach to design.
designing for a better world
uk-based designer jasmine alexander’s works mirror life’s bitter-sweet truths in a highly individualistic way. slivers of her personality shine through in the form of a poet, an unpretentious thinker, an avant-garde jewellery designer, and a fearless crusader of the environment. the sentient designer recently partnered with the renowned ‘sea shepherd’ conservation society, a marine preservation organisation which uses direct action, to create the sea shepherd x jasmine alexander collection of limited edition pieces in 18-karat gold, stainless steel and argentium silver (nontarnish silver). jasmine alexander is an officially appointed ambassador of british jewellery, and an official advisory board member of sea shepherd uk.
Adorn Magazine Description:
Publisher: Spenta Multimedia Pvt Ltd
Adorn is India’s first magazine dedicated to the art of fine jewellery. It is published and circulated in India by Spenta Multimedia, the country’s largest custom publisher. The bi-monthly publication that was started in 2010 is the premier source of information for jewellery connoisseurs and designers. Adorn chronicles India’s jewellery design capabilities and keeps an eye on global trends.
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