In this regard you also speak of positive solitude, something we were all forced to grapple with the last year. Would you say this lockdown brought us a little closer to your idea of positive solitude, even though it was not entirely voluntary?
Solitude can help you gain perspective and clarity – it leads you to a cleansing process if you allow it to sink in. In this sense, I see solitude as a positive tool for personal development. But the confinement situation we’re facing worldwide has brought us to a point where we have too much time to be with ourselves! Isolation has led us to overthinking and to heightened anxiety more than ever before. But solitude has nothing to do with isolation and confinement. It is more like a personal state of mind where you decide to put yourself.
Jewellery is something that can be really complex.. what do you personally consider fascinating about it?
Honestly, I don’t see jewellery as a very complex thing, not any more than other things I’ve worked on. I focus on the creative process, and that can be sort of painful at times – but also very fascinating. And if it ends up in something that the team and I believe in, we just go for it. I sort of play with jewellery, as I don’t know much about the jewellery world outside of mine. I come from a different background. But I’m very happy with what my very basic knowledge can produce at times. I’m lucky enough to have started this jewellery journey with an amazing Italian company that allows me to experiment in a very free way. They have the perfect mix of open-mindedness, patience and amazing know-how.
The new lookbook is very special. To me, it is like a symbiosis between human, nature and jewellery. How did you inspire to create this picture? Humans have lost so much of their connection to nature in this digital world.
The campaign was made by the artist Pandora Graessl whose work I personally love. It’s her contribution that made this campaign so special. When I first saw her work, I was captivated by this sort of alien beauty and dark grace. We connected to see how this new collection could be interpreted… but her work was already there and already very powerful!
Interview by Carolin Desiree Becker
All Image Courtesy by Peruffo