woensdag 6 juni 2012

"Captured" by Chequita & Christiaan

1. Please introduce yourself to our readers. (Who are you, where do you come from and what is your field of specialization?) 
We’re Chequita Nahar & Christiaan Lebens, together CC, jewellery designers who both graduated from The ABKM. Chequita was born in Suriname and Christiaan was born in The Netherlands. We both come from different backgrounds but share a passion for materials and beauty. Not only beauty as an esthetic component, but also from a critical point of view. The use of natural materials is given a luxurious feeling through special treatments.

2. What fascinates you about jewelry design and what made you choose this path of design? 
Jewellery can enhance ones appearance, but can also emphasize those things you don't like or do like about yourself. It’s about telling stories, it's about symbolism, beauty and about people. We love to tell people our stories through beautiful pieces which you can carry with you.

3. What is the vision behind your collection? 
The Collection "Captured"is about what beauty can be, but also about boundaries. The collection of gloves emerges through jewellery and through the person who wears them. It questions wearability and functionality.

4. How do you get inspired? And by what do you get inspired? 
Inspiration to us is everything that captures our eyes and thoughts. Scent, Colors, A drawing, Shoes, A dish, People, Gold, Flowers, Paris, London, Buildings, Extraordinary shapes, Silver, Stones, Music, Love, Fabrics, Drinking a glass of Champagne, Life...

5. Can you describe your collection in 2 words? 
Questioning wearability!

6. What does FCM 2012 mean to you? 
It is a way for us to show the world our new thoughts through our work. To intrigue and inspire people! But also to keep asking ourselves questions about what we see and how we react to that.

7. How do you personally define “fashionclash” or “a clash with fashion” for yourself? 
Clash suggests a collision between 2 things; it has a negative sound to it. To us FASHIONCLASH shows that the world of fashion can really be about interdisciplinarity. It can show the different aspects of Fashion in relation to other disciplines and its richness.

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