Fascinating and breathtaking collaborations were abound during this spring’s Fashion Weeks. Here at Mawi, we were honoured to be exclusively chosen as the featured jewellery for the Temperley London AW12 catwalk show.
The fashion house had their pick over Mawi’s complete archives for the show, choosing those pieces that represented the timelessness and treasure-like quality of the jewellery and Temperley’s collection.
Above is one of my favorite Temperley London AW12 looks. Three of Mawi’s necklaces from her heirloom collection were draped over a slinky black velvet playsuit. The jewels perfectly complimented Temperly’s collection of rich feminine sophistication and added just the right amount of East London edge. Click through to see a video of the entire collection.
Find the necklaces Temperley featured here and get some insight into the designer’s decision below from the fashion house’s own Petrina Nystrom.
“When sourcing jewellery for the AW12 show, we wanted to find something opulent that suited the mood of the collection; rich colours, big stones, imperial looking and luxurious. We also wanted to work with a British brand with a similar aesthetic to our own; decadent, feminine, timeless and a brand that combines inspirations from around the globe with a sense of British eccentricity. So we were thrilled when we found Mawi and loved seeing the Mawi archive ofincredible, eclectic pieces of costume jewellery.
The Temperley London Autumn Winter 2012 collection takes its inspirations from the Renaissance Movement, resulting in a collection that is a celebration of opulence, with ornate decorative patterns and textures. The accessories used for styling were an important element for the final mood – a rich, grown up ‘polished folk’ look. The combination of contemporary design and old-school glamour that Mawi is known for, complemented the collection beautifully, and the vintage inspired jewellery worked really well to create that decadent feel.
My personal favourites are the pieces that are seemingly inspired by family heirlooms but given an eclectic twist; such as the pearl strand necklaces with an onyx gemstone offset by delicate gold skulls. The pearl and onyx brooch used on one of the cocktail dresses added a bit of decadence and edge to a very feminine style whilst the long medallion pendant necklace looked elegant on a petrol coloured long silk gown.”
Thanks for giving us your thoughts Petrina! What do you think, was it a beautifully cohesive combination? Let us know in the comments below.
Have a good weekend lovelies,