Crocheted metal and urban nomads from the jeweller
Arielle de Pinto's presentation took place against a two part backdrop, half broken down car, half jungle plant. This seems to be fitting for Arielle's new collection, combining the two worlds of her signature organic crocheted metal with more structured, mechanical shapes. Scaffolding and solid metal plates incorporate urban architecture into pieces that snake down to a full length look like metal vines. Her approach to a sort of wild urbania also came out in her styling; a magpie tribe of urban nomads swathed in old beloved t-shirts and draped with de Pinto's woven armor.
Scaffolding and solid metal plates incorporate urban architecture into pieces that snake down to a full length look like metal vines
The two rounds of models were broken up by a dance performance and a live band, creating an even more mystical environment for her jewellery. One thing to appreciate above her incredible craftsmanship is her continuing exploration of personal artistry, which won't be assimilated or plateaued. Her technical advancements make their way into a shoe collaboration with LVMM for crocheted platforms and knee high boots. She's also developed sea green chemically-grown crystals that appear on rings and necklaces. Simple in form but rich in experiment, just as Arielle would have it.
Photography Lahaina Alcantara