Textile offcut jewellery by Michelle Lowe-Holder


As you can see from our previous posts on Michelle Lowe Holder, we’re a huge fan of this Canadian-born British fashion designer. Her collections are famed for her use of heritage handcrafts, vintage detail, zero waste and upcycling by using ends of line textile and ‘cabbage’ (scraps from previous collections) with UK production. For SS15 her collection ‘Construct’, her jewellery is about building dimension through architectural and geometric forms. She says, “Muted transparencies woven through metal framing create window like spaces – for the skin to reflect and shimmer – in lightweight, wing-like shapes surrounding the neck and face.” The collection juxtaposes industrial metallic colours of rose gold, gun metal and nickel with triangles of natural rubber and leather in shades of aqua, neon pink, citrus orange and cinnamon. Pieces also feature beaded handed woven tulle and fringes adorned with long vintage glass bugle beads.




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  Photographer: Polly Penrose
Hair and make-up: Ana Fry
Model: Helen-Rose Stringer

Images via Michelle Lowe Holder

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).