Plastic collars by Sarah Angold

Plastic collars by Sarah Angold will be included in the chapter “Collars as accessories” of my book about fashion collars.

Following the success of her first two jewellery ranges, Sarah Angold was showcasing her third collection at London Fashion Week last September.

This season, Angold’s architectural style of layering and mathematical graduation finds its inspiration in the London skyline and the geometric shapes of the city’s construction sites. Her fascination with material innovation can be seen in the studio’s inventive use of laser cut acrylic, non precious metals and industrial fastenings.

(I took this photo at the exhibition in Somerset House)

Angold’s dynamic pieces have been on show during New York Fashion Week this season as part of Faster by Mark Fast’s presentation at Milk Studios, New York.  She has also collaborated on the London Fashion Week Catwalk at Somerset House.

Sarah Angold Studio houses a multidisciplinary team, with professional experience across ten different design sectors, from fashion to product and vehicle design. Described by the Design Museum as a ‘young designer to watch’, Angold’s rapidly expanding client list already includes Selfridges, Swarovski, Hussein Chalayan, Toyota Japan, Seymourpowell, the Design Museum, Textile View Magazine and the Royal College of Art. The broad scope of the studio’s work, including lighting, visual merchandising and installation, is clearly an influence on the structure and materiality of the jewellery pieces.

Sara Angold also designs amazing futuristic bracelets and earrings which you can find on her official website. Stockists include Tate Modern, Beyond the Valley, Gill Wing (all London), Interior Angle Gallery (Essex) and

The studio welcomes bespoke or collaborative projects of all kinds.

DANNIJO collar necklaces

Founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder in 2008, DANNIJO jewelry is hand-made in New York and offers an eclectic range of designs. Danielle’s bohemian, rocker vibe combined with Jodie’s timeless sophistication makes for a versatile and ever-changing statement collection that consistently maintains a strong sense of DNA.




My photo

I am drawing illustrations for the biggest neckline vocabulary that will be included in my book about fashion collars. Many thanks to all the designers who liked my idea and sent me photos of their works! The book will include collars of garments, collars as accessories, hand made collars, and accessories for collars!

Some photos for those who want to see the owner of this blog, i.e. me 🙂

J. JS Lee

Inalienable element of the SS 2012 collection of J. JS Lee is the accent at the neckline. Collars and lapels are outlined and flat, which makes her collection recognisable among other labels.

Jackie JS LEE was born in Seoul Korea and she came to London to take the Post Graduate Pattern Course at Central Saint Martin in 2007. After her two years of working as a pattern cutter at Kisa London she came back to study at Central Saint Martin for her MA degree. Her MA Graduation Collection in 2010 received much positive press and buyer attention, and also was rewarded the revered Harrods Award; with her collection being house in the window of the Knightsbridge Department Store.

In March she launched her eponymous label, J JS LEE featuring sleek and chic androgynous pieces in tailoring. Her vision for creating a label which defines a modern woman who is concerned with looking sharp in a uniquely feminine way has been given a platform to launch itself.

palmer / / harding

Palmer / / Harding displayed their SS 2012 collection at Somerset House during London Fashion week. I would name the collection “a renovation of the white shirt” as simple white shirts get new look because of structural detailing. As usual, I paid attention to collars. The collar below resembles the hidden button-down collar, but it looks rather unusual.

The next collar is inspired by the button-down collar, but the classical version implies buttons to be placed close to collar corners. Buttons of this collar are placed unusually in the middle.