ss/12 collection – backstage action

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.

story 1 - african chic

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
graduate designs

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 
story 2 - geo-metric
gone are the classic organic lines from collections gone by and in their place are the chic, angular designs of this edgy collection.

 

geo-metric designs
simple forms make up this ‘geo-metric’ design layout – will it be a pendant, an earring or both?
 

the design table in action

exclusive snap of the design table in full flow with ss/12 colourways starting to come together - we're so excited at london hq!

 

 

ring ring..

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.
yellow jasper 'tribal' rings

lord of the rings - one of our goldsmiths sets this beautiful yellow jasper into the jagged jaw setting

 

the russian - russian amazonite 'tribal' ring

tones of the tropics, russian amazonite ready for the setting

pastel power - chrysoprase 'tribal' ring

full frontal - the full scale of the 'tribal' ring - 4 whole centimeters in diameter!!

 

stripes of a new kind - labradorite 'tribal' ring

framed - an exquisite labradorite cab, harnessed simply with an asymmetric setting

 

the tribal gang

the tribal gang - polished to perfection, a selection of the 'tribal' designs.

tribal chic arrives

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!!!

pendant power ss/12

bold forms and intriguing textures; these pendants are your sure fire way to hit the 'tribal chic' trend this season

vogue feb 2012

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

sherbert fizz

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.

mulberry campaign ss/12

one of our favourite campaigns of the season - mulberry encapsulates british summertime on brighton pier

kgl blogger style

always on the money, the kgl blogger notices a rather pastel-esque theme to her styling today

 

pastel pendants

a selection of delectable pastel toned pendants - the easiest way to update your 'lifesaver' and give a nod to the cool toned trend

 

louis vuitton ss/12 campaign

another favourite from this seasons ad campaigns

sweeties for your lobes

add a dib dab of colour to a rainy day with our edible 'poitier' drop earrings - visit the website for the full colour array

mavis hoops

the utterly luxurious 'mavis' hoops in perfect pastel shades; amazonite and iolite on 18kt gold vermeil

 

happy snapper

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..

exotic delicacies

if you can't beat em, join em. kirsten knows just how to dine in HK these days..yum yum!

 

papped - ancient fossils

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!

 

tsumori chisato

the colours ,the fabrics, the print!!! kirsten's new obsession comes in the shape of tsumori chisato

the space, hong kong

could this be the space? kirsten scouts out kooky venues for our upcoming hk show - check it out - www.thespace.hk/

kirsten shops lanvin, hk

a quick squizz in lanvin before departing - colour block anyone?