11 August 2015

Tatty Devine AW 2015 Collection

One of the bonuses of my sister living in Bethnal Green is that I get to check out Shoreditch shops and Brick Lane market regularly. A while back I was really happy to discover the Tatty Devine store on Brick Lane. It’s a little bit of a hidden gem and well worth a trip. You can see the full range of their world famous Perspex jewellery on display as well as pieces being made in the workshop at the back.
My eye was immediately caught by the new Autumn Winter collection, which is inspired by 80s pop culture and postmodernism. I’m a big fan of OTT colourful accessories, massive earrings and pop art, so this is right up my street. The range features over thirty pieces, including a show stopping Eighties phone necklace – candyfloss pink and yellow with hand inked keys, as well as some amazing statement necklaces, my favourites being the Limited Edition Still Life Necklace (featuring everyday household objects such as a wine bottle, an iron and a newspaper) and the Magazine Collage Statement Necklace which features bold advertising imagery such as lipsticks, shoes and watches.

The Memphis Group is a big inspiration behind a number of pieces. An Italian design collective founded in Milan in 1981, they designed Postmodern furniture, fabrics, ceramics and glass until 1987 (they drew inspiration from Art Deco and Pop Art). The Memphis pieces feature unconventional and colourful asymmetric shapes; the Crazy Paving pieces make an impact with angular shapes inspired by terrazzo tiles. The Smashed Screen necklace replicates a shattered retro television screen, whilst everyday household objects such as irons and plant pots are transformed into wearable art, studded with tiny Swarovski crystals.

Designs from The Memphis Group 
I personally am loving the kitsch Eighties Cigarette pieces and the graphic earrings which I think I’ll wear to London Fashion Week.  It’s definitely original and playful, and you’ll certainly be the object of photographers affections wearing these pieces at LFW.

The Eighties Graphic Earrings I'm coveting :)

Move quickly as many of these pieces are limited to a run of 50.

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