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@xenia_bous

1. Your brand is “made in …?”
Italy

2. Who is the team of your company?
My team consists of myself and a group of artisans that share the same love and excellence for jewellery and craft.

3. How many years your brand already exists?
Officially my brand was launched in 2015.

4. How did the idea of such jewellery appear? Who or what was the inspirer of this style?
I have worked as an accessory designer for various luxury labels. I created my own brand to explore my ideas in a limitless creative space. My collections stem from a desire for freedom. Rather than following the existing rules of fashion I follow my own rhythm and pace. I enjoy working with playful takes on contrasts and expectations.

5. Which kind of fabric do You use for producing?
I use mainly plated brass, wood, plexiglass and enamel. We use only the best materials on the market and everything is hand made and sculptured rendering each piece, a unique creative expression.

6. Which result you’d prefer to achieve? – to see your product on almost every girl and be popular as much as Zara/H&M is or to have not so many customers, but very privileged, and be more a niche brand?
I am happy when everyone and anyone enjoys wearing my jewellery.

7. Do You collaborate with bloggers?
I haven’t tried it out yet.

8. Which social networks are you using to promote your brand?
Right now, I only use Instagram and Facebook!

9. You Instagram is really cool! Do you have any special strategy in Instagram posting, some precise system or is it every time unscheduled and extemporaneous?
I have just started using Instagram and its all still very much a work in progress.

10. Do you use your Instagram as sales channel or only to show the product?!
So far I only use it to show products but I am working on using it as a sales channel.

11. Who is the customer of your dream?
Everyone is unique and I am happy when people love the pieces.

12. Where is possible to buy Your pieces? (offline and on-line stores or showrooms)
My collection is currently available at yoox.com and in various shops see xeniabous.com and will soon be available online at xeniabous.com.

13. Do customers buy more online or offline?
Currently most of my customers buy offline.

14. How do you see your brand in five years?
Time will tell!

photocredit – SERENA BECKER

ANDRESGALLARDO bracelet

Jewels can charm fancy girls, but rarely surprise them. However, the Spanish brand ANDRESGALLARDO took care of that. Its pieces have earned their place in the arsenal of fashionistas and on pages of fashion magazines thanks to the original idea of creating porcelain jewelry, combining it with different metals. The result is impressive: the brand’s jewelry items amaze by their fragility and surrealistic touches, that refers to the paintings of Salvador Dali and other similar artists. Take a look at this bracelet! It begins with a porcelain hand, holding a chain of symbols. Have you ever seen something like that? So, it makes sense to consider it as a New Year gift for someone special – so special as this bracelet!

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@ANDRESGALLARDO


1. Your brand is “made in …?”
SPAIN

2. Who is the team in “ANDRESGALLARDO”?
Andrés Gallardo and Marina Casal are the co-founders and designers of the brand and the full team is a small but passionate group of artisans, designers, jewelers and executives.

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3. How many years your brand already exists?
6 years

4. How did the idea of such accessories appear? Who or what was the inspirer of this style?
It all started from a selection of found porcelain figures that were reinterpreted and set into whimsical, naturebased jewelry pieces. The porcelain figures were broken into bits to be polished by hand and them re-assembled into subjective and surrealistic compositions.

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5. 5 most important facts that people should know about your brand?
– Andres Gallardo and Marina Casal is the duo behind the ANDRESGALLARDO brand, both studied fashion design in Madrid and have worked together for several fashion brands during the past 10 years.
– As a side project, in 2010 they created the first series of unique jewelry pieces intended for friends only. This limited edition caught the eye of stylists and special clients related to the arts.
– As the project expanded and attention grew, they established the brand in 2011. One year later, the international fair Première Classe, Paris selected ANDRESGALLARDO as one of the best new proposals in fashion jewelry.
– With no formal jewelry training but a love for artisanal production methods, Andres and Marina materialize their personal world of wild nature and beautiful organic shapes, intuitively, handcrafting every piece thru improvisation and meticulousness.
– Currently ANDRESGALLARDO pieces are designed from start, developed in selected run productions and unique pieces series, handcrafted in collaboration with Spanish and Portuguese artisans and recovering traditional production methods to combine fine materials with contemporary aesthetics through an artisanal process based on high quality standards.

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6. Which result you’d prefer to achieve? – to see your product on almost every girl and be popular as much as Zara/H&M is or to have not so many customers, but very privileged, and be more a niche brand?
Anyone who loves it is worthy of it.

7. Do You collaborate with bloggers?
Yes

8. Which social networks are you using to promote your brand?
Instagram

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9. You Instagram is really cool! Do you have any special strategy in Instagram posting, some precise system or is it every time unscheduled and extemporaneous?
We love Instagram as a creative space to show our world and our interests not only our products, so we are hooked and we use it everyday as we enjoy it.

10. Do you use your Instagram as sales channel or only to show the product?!
Is a platform to stay in touch with all sorts of people who like things that we like and we do.

11. Who is the customer of your dream?
People who love the pieces.

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12. Where is possible to buy Your items? (offline and on-line stores or showrooms)
We have our own online shop at www.andresgallardo.es and our pieces can be found in selected stores worldwide in Spain, Italy, UK, USA, China, Russia, Japan, and many more.

13. Do customers buy more online or offline?
Mostly offline but online is growing.

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14. What is the next step for developing “ANDRESGALLARDO”?
We are researching into new materials and production techniques, after dedicating almost exclusively to jewelry we are very interested in leather goods.

15. How do you see your brand in five years?
We work in a very intuitive way, we are happy to discover the way as we go. We want to keep expanding and to be able to reach more people worldwide.

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Ecrannium jewellery earrings

Designer of London-based brand Ecrannium Jewellery Ana Almendros sees beauty where people normally don’t. The sources of her inspiration are skulls, skeletons, insects and other symbols of the Gothic world. All these images, which are usually associated with the dark forces, she presents in the form of elegant jewelry with absolutely unusual design. Thus, the Dragon collection explores the anatomy of magical creature, turning it into refined items that are suitable for everyday and special occasions. For example, these silver earrings-hoops mimic the tail of the dragon, decorated of a dragon’s head on one side and a delicate pearl on the other. Such combination of provocative darkness and exquisite classics makes each of Ecrannium pieces a breath of fresh air in the jewelry industry.

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@sergeyzhernov

Ornaments from Sergey Zhernov are very unique, and to put it straight, quite alternative. While taking a closer look at his creations, you get a feeling that they were inspired by Scandinavian epos, different mystic ideas and touches of pagan warmth towards nature.

But that’s if we’re talking about the creative side.

If we were to discuss more down to earth things, we should mention that Zhernov’s works really amaze you with their details, extremely high quality execution even of the smallest elements, and of course intriguing design.

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Sergey’s showroom-workshop, that looks more like an art space, than a trading or production platform is a part of his creation process. The luxurious interior design, with purposefully rough elements and refined accents which holds a style that can sometimes be hard to identify, but gives of a retro steam-punk vibe, with a mysterious Bulgakov-esque atmosphere. This feel is also created because of the furniture, which is also made by the author! We sometimes joke that the “range of Zhernov’s esthetic” is actually much wider than the variety of mass produced jewelry as a whole!

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Three years ago our designer just started creating one-time productions, which weren’t supposed to fit into the modern and young fashion business, he didn’t have a provocatively named collection, nor did he try to offer his creations to stylists doing photoshoots, there weren’t even any outstanding presentations done by his studio. It was a natural creative process, that found it’s call with demand from the people, later on, clients wanted his merchandise so badly, that he had to classify his products into thematic lines! Sergey’s wife, Lilly helped him with every step of the way, from the ground up. Now a hobby, has turned into a family business. Right now their team also has an art director, and a PR manager.

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Currently the brand’s history contains 6 fully fledged collections, which are all one of a kind, and were all created for different reasons, productions like Caprice, Birds, Corals, Rocks, My precious and Fifth Day are among those that weren’t included.

It’s interesting to note that while creating his notorious skull collection, real bones were used from small animals like reptiles and birds. Crow, pigeon, sparrow, parrot, rabbit, bat and even iguana skeletal parts were used in the process. His earrings and brooches, which hold the looks of bird feet, were cast from their real world specimens. The Corral line, as well as the beetles and mantises from Caprice are all fantastically made, the closest you can get to a real reproduction of our nature’s finest!

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During our interview, Zhernov’s wrist holds something that is extremely hard to not notice, a bracelet that is made with genuine boar tusk, containing metal and plastic elements.

“I work with materials like copper, silver, amber, fossils and even plastic. I love natural rocks, they’re intricacy is beautiful, but I don’t believe in any “special” abilities that they hold, and I don’t like to put in any thoughts towards them, unless they’re purely aesthetical. Your rock is the one which you like, and the one that when you hold in your hands, you don’t want to put it back on to the show case. That’s the whole mentality behind it!”

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Sergey’s mindset towards the development of the brand is quite simple and easy to understand, and therefore, very likable. “In three years of work, we’ve opened our own show-room, created a solid clientele, which also became our friends (actually it somehow happens that all our clients eventually become our friends). Our creations get recognized and published by such powerhouse publishers like Forbes, Vogue, Gilded magazine and Elements Magazine. We are the first Ukrainian brand that is represented at the Villa Gross boutique. Everything is working out great! And if something isn’t, I’m sure it will turn out great soon enough!

The guys at Zhernov plan to take part in European exhibitions and open up corners in Milan and Paris in the near future. Looking at how far they’ve come, and how hard they’ve been working, there is no shade of doubt that they’re going to succeed!

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