A Drop of Light
For her latest collection, a Drop of Light, the designer draws inspiration from her exploration of one of the most common substances, water. She explores her relationship with water, observing the transformation from fear to familiarity, and then to the embracement of both its power and tenderness. She draws strengths from water’s energy and also breathes in its tranquillity.
This collection continues the brand’s pure and bold visual language. The designer takes the shape, texture and colour from water. Following on from her adventure with light and space in her last collection, The Shape of Time, a Drop of Light experiments with catching the fleeting moments of light shedding on water. The collection combines the traditional British silversmith’s craft with the modern architectural concepts of light and space, to present the subtlety of ever-changing lights and shadows, featuring three-dimensional teardrop-shaped geometrical designs, the lighting effects of watermarks created on metal, and floating and dynamic silver paint strokes. The silver and blue palette represents the purity of water.
Apart from regular items of jewellery lines, such as earrings, necklaces, rings and brooches, a brand new set of luxury cutlery has been included for the first time. The shape of the cutlery is inspired by the sharp contours of beautiful crane flowers, which symbolises joy through challenges and successes alike, while the overall teardrop shape reminds the softness of water. The design embodies the contradiction between sharpness and gentleness, creating a balanced sense of conflict.
Different transformed structures of water are also metaphors for the complicated and powerful emotions people experience in their everyday life. The collection boasts a sense of passion and freedom. It strives to stir up a revolution in jewellery design with minimalist elements.
Photographer & Art Director: Yingwei Tang
Model: Judy Xu
Graphic Designer: Jianhong Chen
Editor: Yunhan Fang