Mulberry launches a new jewellery collection inspired by the Victorian obsession with ‘cabinet of curiosities’ for Autumn/Winter 2016. The collection was designed by Creative Director Johnny Coca to reflect the spirit and edge of his first collection, creating contemporary pieces using traditional materials. “For the theme of ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, Johnny Coca chose particular gemstones that are traditionally associated with a talisman or symbolism.”
There are three design stories in this collection: Bestiaire, a stag and fox head references to the beast anthologies made popular in the Middle Ages; Stud, faceted gemstones set into gold or silver settings take inspiration from the ‘enchanted worlds’ of medieval and Victoria mythology and the symbolism of the gemstones used; and lastly the Pearl, takes a traditional iconic jewellery reference, the pearl, and sets it into bold contemporary metalwork and intricate chain for a dramatic necklace and ring.
Check out the collection below and shop the collection on mulberry.com.