Dominic Jones AW13

The cult jeweller on his new collection taking influence from the Muris tribe

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"The new collection was loosely inspired by the Muris tribe that are famous for their round plate facial piercings and outward-facing horns, which are worn in a way that completely transforms the individual into this intimidating visual character. I took these motifs and tried to use them in a minimal, almost modernist way. The jewellery itself has ended up looking quite Scandinavian in my mind, like a punk rock Georg Jensen lol.
Before I even stopped showing the last collection I got it in my head I wanted this collection to use these flat rounded polished discs, I think it was a mental reaction to the last collection which was really intricate and fiddly. The shapes in this collection are much more simple than I've used in a long time - I tried to strip it back to just the core shapes needed to represent what it was trying to convey. I've never used circles/discs before and I really the way the flat surfaces catch the light - they work almost like stones. The outward-facing claws are again something I've not done before, but the claw shape is something familiar to my work. I think the fact that I make every piece by hand helps to always keep the collection recognisable as my work, as there is a scale and proportion to my work that is unique to me.
For the lookbook this season I was working with the photographer Alex Sainsbury and stylist Victoria Young. I love them both, they're amazing to work with and we always have a lot of fun on our shoots. The lookbook this season is based on a weird off-key sci-fi look, we wanted to take it as far away from the original tribal references as possible and into this mutant, clinical, space-like world in which the jewellery itself would live.
I really like seeing Kate Lanphear wear it, I think she has such a great eye for jewellery it always makes me excited when i see a piece of mine sat in amongst her epic collection."

Dominic Jones Jewellery will be available at Liberty, Barneys New York and Net-a-Porter.

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