November 30, 2010

sleeping beauty

Ugly nature and the supernatural were displayed at Chris Habana's SS11 presentation and I was obviously smitten. My favorite pieces, like the gold nails necklace and thorns bracelets, were the ones that looked less like jewelry and more like randomly found bits of ugly nature themselves. Some fancy cubic shape happenings helped to modernize the rest of the collection but I don't think it was necessary, as those really felt like shiny new jewelry and mildly disrupted the old and dusty vibe that the other pieces had. The combinations of pearls, chains, and crosses brought to mind a much darker Sleeping Beauty, like these pieces had been locked in an attic and got all possessed by spirits and the like.