This summer we had the great pleasure to collaborate with Anna D’Alessandro to create images for her new jewellery collection ‘Close Ties’ – an entire collection inspired on the beauty (and romantic darkness) of shibari.
Anna is a London-based jewellery designer with an innate gift for seeking all things beautiful and finding beauty in all things. She hails from an Austrian-German background with a long-standing tradition in jewellery, and after many years as Head of Design and Managing Director of the family’s jewellery company, Anna established her own brand in 2007 to create jewellery pieces that reflect her dark romantic vision of beauty.
Featured several times in Swarovski’s trend bible “Gem Visions” as well as numerous fashion magazines, Anna’s work is distinctly characterised by unusual combinations of precious stones and metals with unconventional materials such as furs, exotic leathers or fabrics.
All her pieces are handmade in England and Germany and combine the highest level of craftsmanship with unique elegance and a dash of sophisticated eccentricity, exhibiting a passion for detail down to the smallest of elements, leaving a lasting impression.
True to Oscar Wilde, she has the simplest tastes: she is always satisfied with the best.
You can find more information about Anna on her website at http://www.anna-dalessandro.com/. Her collection which launched at Anatomie Studio on September 5th is now available for purchase online on her online store.
We leave you with images from the photoshoot, below. The model is Anna herself and the rope work is by Fred Hatt, photo by JesY Wittebort.