B O T A N Y Collection
Sian Evans’ new collection B O T A N Y has already graced the runways of Paris Fashion week, now showcasing at Gill Wing in a full window installation in our Upper Street gallery creating a forest of colour. Using 19th century botanical drawing and modernist mobiles as a starting point, this collection is full of movement and languid sensual forms. Statement shoulder dusting mobile earrings, 70s inspired collars and cuffs are named after leaf and petal forms: Infructescence and Umbelliferous, Angiosperm and Gynoecium.
Their highly pigmented hues are thanks to a special kind of anodizing which gives each piece a saturated matt colour reminiscent of living flower petals in a rainbow palette. For a sumptuous alternative, we are also showing the mixed metal tone pieces in polished yellow, rose and even green gold plate as well as the striking matt black silhouette from a ruthenium-metal plated finish.
The sensual movement of each swirling earring is thanks to the considered formation of the components, sterling silver hooks and light weight aluminium make these statement earrings light enough to wear all day everyday whilst being kind to our ears.
Sian Evans is a British Jewellery designer, living and working in London. She has won several design awards, and until 2014 held a post as a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.
Sian’s love of archaeology, fashion, nature and technology; the history of tools and materials have informed her collections since she started her creative practice. Sian Evans Jewellery was first established in 1986, developing into an international label during the 1990s.
Sian combines both ancient hand jewellery-making techniques and innovative modern technology, including water-jet cutting, electroplating and anodising. The use of recycled and recyclable materials, metals and stones is very important as well as fair working practices to create as Sian put’s it; “the best designed and made jewellery that we can, by happy people.”