On the eve of London Fashion Week….Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Today we received our glass jewellery from glass artist Kane Cali… It is everything and more than we expected. It’s beautiful, now we’re getting really excited for this season and the catwalk show.
Here is a few reasons why glass and crystals have inspired us this season…….
The existence of glass in a vitreous state and its natural form implies strength and beauty to the simplest of raw materials, neither a liquid nor a solid, glass has the ability to obtain countless malleable states. The properties of glass are the same as those in crystals and liquids, providing mechanical rigidity with random disorder.
Formed by melting crystalline materials at very high temperatures, when cooled, the atoms are locked into a disordered state before they can form into a perfect crystal arrangement
Glass has great inherent strength, weakened only by imperfections. With its ability to reflect, bend and absorb light, glass provides a practical and alluring aesthetic.
Dissimilar to the formation of glass, is the process of crystals. Mesmerizing for their glittering beauty and mysterious healing qualities, crystals form in a repeated arrangement, holding an electric charge that facilitates healing, their strength and power is believed to be capable of enhancing energy fields.
Both materials create stunning metaphysical formations in vivid colours in unusual states, and when placed under a microscope a whole new perspective is enlivened to the beauty that they create…
Vogue.com interview, February 2012:
“The main inspiration behind the Aminaka Wilmont Autumn / Winter 2012/13 collection is glass. We are creating a darker, more sculptural mood with an altogether bigger show this season.
We have been working with a creative glass sculptor for body jewelry and accessories that feature bold tones with reflective qualities, this is adding to the excitement of what we plan to present this season.
We have taken inspiration from crystals, stones and water lilies, this season we are letting people into our creative world with a theatrical, enchanting and exciting show.”