Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Joanna Cave for Partimi

Lovely news today, spotting that Joanna Cave has joined forces with ethically aware British clothing label Partimi. The result is a beautiful collection of jewellery and clothes that's eye-catching yet environmentally conscious. 

While I've written about Joanna's work here previously, noting her use of recycled metals and ethically-sourced gemstones, her partnership with Partimi (aka Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, a 2008 CSM graduate) is something new and exciting for both designers. Eleanor notes "I want Partimi to be part of of a fashion industry that discards 'throwaway society'".

Producing designs which are alluring and timeless, I really love this collaboration. Joanna's base in Athens is always recognisable in the shapes and finish of her work, while Eleanor's collection is inspired by ageing Ballet Russes costumes owned by her grandmother - beautiful from a distance but frayed here and there, repaired yet lovingly worn when studied up close.

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