we know that you’re all as desperate to get a glimpse of the upcoming collections as we are, so we got ourselves into stealth mode and papped some sneaky snaps of the action happening around the durban studio. I think one things for sure, this is going to be a incrediblly inspired collection – now we’ve just got to count down to launch day!! in the meantime here’s some juicy stuff to whet the palette …
african tribal chic: a strong, colour and form led story, all about the impact of jewellery and print combined. expect some show-stopping neckpieces and sculptural metal work.
inspired - this collection is set to be bold and organic with plenty of unexpected forms and bright combinations or natural stones.
kirsten dusts of some of her graduate designs for inspiration with ‘african tribal’ chic in mind
kirsten uses some of her graduate pieces to inspire new designs for the ss/12 collections
geo-metric: a collection dominated by playful negative shape. the lines of these designs will perhaps be more sharply defined than kirsten’s more usual organic forms, but the attention to detail on the finish, constrasting polished with textured, is a sure fire give-away
- gone are the classic organic lines from collections gone by and in their place are the chic, angular designs of this edgy collection.
- simple forms make up this ‘geo-metric’ design layout – will it be a pendant, an earring or both?
exclusive snap of the design table in full flow with ss/12 colourways starting to come together - we're so excited at london hq!
introducing the first sample of designs to come from kirsten goss this season in the form of some mega cocktail ring delights! with big bold rings firmly on everyones must have accessories list for the season, these over-sized beauties certainly tick that box. in an array of muted and bright semi-precious stones and three intrinsically quirky settings, they should be considered as exclusive art for your fingers. take your pick of unique stone from burnt yellow jasper, pastel toned chrysoprase or the muted natural markings of labradorite. check out the craft that goes into each with “backstage” shots from the durban studio. available in-store and online shortly.
lord of the rings - one of our goldsmiths sets this beautiful yellow jasper into the jagged jaw setting
tones of the tropics, russian amazonite ready for the setting
full frontal - the full scale of the 'tribal' ring - 4 whole centimeters in diameter!!
framed - an exquisite labradorite cab, harnessed simply with an asymmetric setting
the tribal gang - polished to perfection, a selection of the 'tribal' designs.
and so the lust begins in the form of our first ‘drop’ of delights fresh from kirsten’s sourcing trip and the durban studio. despite the frenetic buzz of the london office, prepping and planning for an eventful 2012, we managed to prise ourselves away from our screens to size up these new additions against our spring (ish) wardrobes. and what can we say, this ‘all things african’ trend comes rather naturally to us! pendants now available in the london store and rings to come - feast – your – eyes!!!
bold forms and intriguing textures; these pendants are your sure fire way to hit the 'tribal chic' trend this season
we love burberry's take on the tribal vibe rocking the catwalks this ss - more is more here (a philosophy we trump) watch this space for some the kgl interpretation of this bold trend
the kirsten goss team have been known to have a sweet tooth, so imagine our childlike delight when we heard that one of the hottest trends around this spring is brimming with the sugariest of sugary brights. so in our quest to ensure you’re whizz bang on trend this spring we’ve plucked some edible eye catchers from all manner of places, all channelling this gob stopping mega-trend. whether its spearmint & lavender laced with acid green or candied pink speckled with fluro blue, this trend is all about the subtle balance between subtle & neon hues.
one of our favourite campaigns of the season - mulberry encapsulates british summertime on brighton pier
always on the money, the kgl blogger notices a rather pastel-esque theme to her styling today
a selection of delectable pastel toned pendants - the easiest way to update your 'lifesaver' and give a nod to the cool toned trend
another favourite from this seasons ad campaigns
add a dib dab of colour to a rainy day with our edible 'poitier' drop earrings - visit the website for the full colour array
the utterly luxurious 'mavis' hoops in perfect pastel shades; amazonite and iolite on 18kt gold vermeil
so, the week is done and kirsten can tick off the first round of stone sourcing for the year; next stop the durban design table to turn those scribbles into the remarkable collections we’ve all come to lust after. here are just a few of kirsten’s travel snaps from her week away..
if you can't beat em, join em. kirsten knows just how to dine in HK these days..yum yum!
we can always rely on kirsten to sniff out the most beautiful and bizarre, check out these decade old fossils, rings perhaps? we'll have to wait and see!
the colours ,the fabrics, the print!!! kirsten's new obsession comes in the shape of tsumori chisato
could this be the space? kirsten scouts out kooky venues for our upcoming hk show - check it out - www.thespace.hk/
a quick squizz in lanvin before departing - colour block anyone?