I built up this collection with a narrative in mind so that each piece has a specific order. It is divided in three parts as follow: an opening piece, two mini-series (each constituted of a brooch, a ring and a necklace) and a closing piece. The collection starts with the Brain ring: as everything we think about identity comes from our brain. It is symbolically opening the story on the Pearl Series which was inspired by the iconic string of pearls that every “real” woman is supposed to own. Instead of focusing on finding the perfectly round pearls, I focused on baroque pearls, shaped randomly by nature and incredibly beautiful to me. I paired the pearls with different toys to create pieces celebrating imperfections, the act of creation and the feeling of being different. The Bricks series follows and it is based on the contrast between the constructed part (symbolised by bricks) and the natural/biological part (symbolised by plants) of gender. The collection finishes with a massive pendant, regrouping all the symbols previously used emanating from the brain. The choice is left to the viewer to adopt one those metaphors, to wear them all or to create his own. It also ties up the whole collection all the way back to the starting point: the brain.
Now it is your turn to play with your identity and I hope you will enjoy it!