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