The Witching Earrings
Rebekah Kosonen Bide designed for Ru-Yenn Kwok 2021 Central St Martins MA at London Fashion Week Earrings.
A pair of earrings with highly detailed designs, inspired from traditional wirework pieces worn as part of traditional Trachten from the Black Forest region of Germany.
Excerpt from article on Ru-Yenn Kwok's collection, written by 1 Granary:
Witches and work: this is what Melbourne-born Ru-yenn Kwok’s collection is about. The designer started the project by making a uniform for the modern working woman until she realised the problematic nature of equating the image of professionalism with the notion of labour. Looking at how working women were persecuted as Witches by the 16th-century primitive accumulation process, Kwok started thinking about female autonomy in relation to capitalist structures at large. “For me, the Witch symbolises a myriad of female-centric labourers; she is a healer, a whore, a midwife, a nurse, a seer…” Kwok explains.
Material InformationAll metals used are from recycled sources. Precious Metals are hallmarked by the London Goldsmith’s Assay Office. Gems and pearls are from certified ethical origins, no CITE species present.
Production Time and DeliveryEach piece is made-to-order and can take up to 8 weeks to produce. If you have ordered a piece with bespoke or customised elements this time period may be extended, dependant on studio scheduling. You can contact the studio to request a time estimation or rush enquiry for your order. Worldwide delivery. UK VAT will automatically be applied or deducted at checkout. If you have purchased a piece from outside the United Kingdom, your order may incur external customs charges during delivery.
Returns and RepairAs each work is unique, refunds and returns cannot be offered. Please contact the studio to enquire into alterations and repairs.
PackagingFabric pouches are made from remnant silks and cotton in Australia by Correne Bide. Fabric Labels made in Germany. Paper elements made from Ecoboard and recycled paper in England.
CareKeep dry, handle with care. Specialist clean or cloth clean only. Do not ultrasonic clean. Take your jewellery off if you are involved in any activity which could scratch, knock, jostle or damage it. Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions and hairsprays. Gently wipe your piece with a soft cloth to remove any residue and store securely. Remove before swimming or showering.