ARCHITECTURAL SHAPES

Satu Maaranen (satumaaranen.com– Finland
Poetic, material, explosive…
Selected among the ten finalists of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, which takes place next week in the South of France, Satu Maraanen designs pieces with a feminine touch in a provocative yet conceptual way. Taking inspiration from Nordic countries’ natural environment this Finnish designer, graduated from the Aalto University, has a unique take on texture and proportion using rare fabric combinations and unusual colour mixes. Infinite shades of blue, green, yellow and red evoke the aurora borealis, green forests and Finland’s countless lakes in an explosion of pure poetry.

Jade Mellor (jademellor.com– UK
Experimental, primordial, striking…
Attracted by precious elements found in meteorites and archaeological sites, Jade Mellor creates unique yet primordial jewellery pieces. Graduated in 3D Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, she aims to restore value to gemstones that have practically become part of the landscape. Each ring, uniquely handmade by this British designer, is an experiment in combining resins with colours, elements and structures. Minerals, precious stones, metals mixed with turquoise, red, green pigments evoke the feeling of ancient treasures unearthed from the ground and give life to modern and evocative jewellery pieces.

Golden lane (goldenlanebag.com– UK
Fresh, versatile, functional…
Inspired by the architecture and cultural life of the area around London’s Barbican, Chris Liu and Tibor Matyas established the brand Golden Lane in 2012. The design duo, who met while they were both working for Burberry Prorsum, creates bags that are a celebration of practicality and versatility. Their creation stands out for unique bag shapes with two split compartments so you can organize your daily essentials in a functional way. To make the bags even more desirable, the brand’s first collection features a colour palette of peppermint green, lemon yellow, candy pink or taupe.