Australian-Born Jordan Askill presented his third collection of jewellery and sculptures at London Fashion Week called ‘Towards The Flame – The Force of Navigation’.
Interested in collaborations with artists and creatives from different fields, this is another collaboration with ethical coloured gemstone producer Gemfields. Reflecting the strength and purity of the amethyst stone and exploring the process of raw crystal carving, each piece is a marriage of hand crafted craftsmanship and digital technological advances.
The honed sculptural artworks are modern and wearable yet show a refreshing exaggeration. Inspired by serene idealism of the Emerald Buddha, the pieces are to be worn as natural armour, a physical interpretation of calm and well being. “I designed these pieces to reflect the strength and purity of the stone, working with Gemfields allows my process and final product to protect the environment and stay true to nature,” Jordan Askill explains his approach to design that we much appreciate.
Adding to the original motifs of heart and stars are flames, intertwined hearts and broken hearts, the silhouette of the moon and letter rings spelling ‘FLAME’. The collection also features a re-interpreted version of his ‘Horse Wave’ jewellery box in amethyst coloured resin.
Jordan Askill developed his own RTW label whilst working as fashion designer at Ksubi back in Sydney, his hometown, and has won the first Prize Grand Marnier Design Award for Fashion Excellence. Jordan then moved to Paris for three years to work at Dior Homme.
His Autumn / Winter 2011 ‘Migration; A Sense of Larger Purpose’ collection manifested first as a sculpture, created from resin to mimic white ceramic. Her wings differ in shape and size, frozen in time, and following the silhouette of a waterfall.