Less is more’ - a notion of simplicity that has been personified to perfection in the second women’s jewellery collection from Mateo. Born from the mind of Matthew ‘Mateo’ Harris, the 80 plus piece strong collection pulls inspiration from the city of New York, his adopted home from the age of 16. It's clean, architectural bars of gold and silver interlink with natural precious stone and diamonds that captivate with minimal effort - a focal point of the Mateo aesthetic.
The purity of each individual piece makes this collection such a dream, there is no exception to detail, yet not a single element is overpowering or overdone. Even with the use of natural, raw materials such as onyx, diamond and malachite, Mateo successfully manages to reign in the extravagance by keeping lines to a minimum. A juxtaposition of purity and power in every sense.
It’s the structural shapes and stackable pieces that make up the collection on so many levels. It can be worn simply in the day to add a subtle touch of freshness with a single necklace, or layered in almost unlimited combinations to create stunning visual look that needs little help from clothing - and based on the look book, the pieces are really all you need to wear to look and feel incredible.
You may not have heard of him yet, but with features mounting up in the likes of publication royalty, you sure will soon.
Mateo has minimal mastered, sorry bank accounts, but this collection is too special to let pass.
Since 1988, Spanish jewellery designer and sculptress, Elena Canter has showcased her avant-garde, conceptual designs across the globe, including world renowned museums including the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and the Versailles Museum, Paris.
Canter introduced her collection on a global scale this year at London Fashion Week. With materials sourced solely in Europe, one of the designer’s latest pieces, ‘The Dunkan’ necklace, is a beautiful feat of sculptural engineering. The silver cross detail necklace highlights the historical and industrial influences of Canter’s native Bilbao.
Canter’s designs have gained celebrity fans including Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Elena Canter’s collections are currently stocked at Liberty’s, London, Neiman Marcus in the US as well as boutiques in Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Amman with the flagship store in Madrid.