Collars by Melanie Kyles

‘Melanie Kyles’ is a luxury accessories brand that prides itself on combining ethical, high quality production with beautiful, versatile designs. Design inspiration is drawn from a wide range of sources, which include Pre-Raphaelites, Indian jewellery and opulent historic eras as well as more quirky influences such as Warhol’s Silver Factory scene. All products are carefully designed and hand-made in the UK. Official website.

Innovative neck pieces by Nora Fok

Nora Fok is an artist who expresses her ideas in a personal and distinctive way. She has a unique ability to translate ideas into delightful delicate and intricate compositions which one immediately associates with her.

Nora works at home in Hove, on the sunny south east coast of England, she uses no mechanical equipment, all her work is carried out by hand processes, with only basic tools.

I find her works totally inspired by nature, be it the Universe or a plant. Official site.

Armadillo 2007
hood/ neck piece
woven clear nylon
Inspired by the Clyde Auditorium, so called the Armadillo in Glasgow; Nora scaled own the zig zag roof into a wearable hood/ neck piece. When worn it is a piece of jewellery or it can be converted into a private concert hall for listening to music.

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Larisa Guzova – artistic collars

Larisa Guzova, an award winning designer in 2011, brings people closer to the nature through her art by using different textures, textiles and forms. I really recommend my visitors to have a look at her website where she demonstrates digital design of the new era. At least I see it in this way. Today I am going to show her amazing, gorgeous collars with a lot of details which look like a piece of art!

 

 

 

Tamara Bavdek

Tamara Bavdek graduated from the University of Montreal in Industrial Design. After many years of long blond hair she needed a change, and after finally getting a short haircut, she started seeking large earrings to compliment and feminize her look. Thus she designed her Tamara Bavdek graduated from the University of Montreal in Industrial Design. After many years of long blond hair she needed a change, and after finally getting a short haircut, she started seeking large earrings to compliment and feminize her look. Thus she designed her first lace earrings in 2005. Now she designs many other lace things. lace earrings in 2005. Now she designs many other lace things.

Tamara’s page on Etsy

Blog inspiration

It was very nice to receive an email from Sophie Davatwal, a second year fashion student who is my blog reader. Sophie made a collar being inspired by my blog and particularly by Victor and Rolf, collection Spring-Summer 2011, and works of Michael Brennand Wood. She used a mixture of shisha mirrors, hand embroidery and beading (using Swarovski beads) to make her stacked collar.

Well done, Sophie! I really like your collar, the way of mixing down different ways of embellishment, and that the collar can take different shapes by moving layers.

Handmade collars

Recycled collar is made with an upcycled tie and Green and yellow floral print neck ruff with striped ribbon closure
E.W.McCall

Available from http://www.etsy.com/shop/EWMcCall?ref=seller_info

wobaska‘s etsy site features hand made collar attire gently salvaged from vintage scarfs, giving them new life as necklaces

Nautical themed lace felt collar made from wool and then embroidered by dadaya http://www.etsy.com/listing/29885806/tinydotdot-lace-felt-collar

All the photos available from http://avantgardedesign.blogspot.com/2009/08/fashion-friday-and-collar-fun.htm