PAMELA LOVE | FALL / WINTER 2012
Drawing inspiration from artists including Joseph Cornell, Lee Bontecou and Alejandro Jodorowsky, Pamela Love manages to create pieces that blend romantic stories, both whimsical and dark.
Materials of choice range from leather and brass to more delicate pieces with semi-precious stones set in 14-karat gold. Love’s continued experimentation with unique and exotic materials manages to create new and thought provoking ideas with each collection. Her creativity is fuelled by her dedication towards the design process and her passion for nature, as well as astrology, religion and folkloric influences.
Not just a successful individual brand, Love has also collaborated with a variety of design teams, including Twentt8Twelve, Yigal Azrouel, Frank Tell and Zac Posen, and was the first American designer to collaborate with Topshop.
Creating a jewellery line focussed on ethical production and quality made products, Love’s collaboration with Topshop brought her to the forefront of jewellery design. In an effort to become more eco-friendly, Love has also worked with designer Rogan Gregory to create sustainable jewellery line Rogan Vs. Love.
For her Fall / Winter 2012 collection Love had a noticeably different appeal. Presented on a runway, show models were dressed in thick brown overalls rolled down to the waist to expose stark white vests. Although industrialism was at the heart of the showcase, there was in fact a strong folk art interpretation, with heavy detailing reflecting the ethnic appeal.
Large statement collars featured geometric shapes and were inlaid with precious turquoise jewels and gems. Hammered copper was set with semi-precious stones and harked back to Mayan and Aztec influences, creating a minimalist and intricate design.
- Charlotte Stamp