GENUINE REFINEMENT

Felicity Gleeson (felicitygleeson.com) – Australia
Delicate, tactile, refined…
Felicity Gleeson’s work is an exploration of tactility and sophisticated textures. Aussie born, she recently graduated in Fashion and Textiles Design from the University of Technology in Sydney and in 2014 established the namesake womenswear label. Her debut collection, entitled Trace, combines minimal silhouettes with laser cutting and layering of materials obtained by mixing jersey, organza and plasticised lace. Inspired by the works of the artists Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin or Sheila Hicks, she construct her handcrafted pieces like paintings tinged with pastel or neutral tones for a delicate yet sophisticated allure.

Iacoli & McAllister (iacolimcallister.com) – USA
Positive, graceful, bright…
Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister met on MySpace. With a passion for interior design, in 2009 they joined forces with other professionals and established an eponymous studio based in Seattle. Inspired by geometries and linear proportions, in 2011 the duo launched, in addition to their furniture collection, a joyful and charming jewelry line. Their necklaces are a mix of square tubes made in industrial materials such as marble, bronze or brass parts uncoated or powder-coated in bright and positive colors. With one or multiple strands, each piece conveys a positive attitude and evokes upcoming summer nights.

Kaibosh (kaibosh.com) – Norway
Ironic, evocative, familiar…
A Scandinavian in NY, Boom Boom, Shallow Waters, Song of the Siren, Any Port in a Storm: conceived by the Norwegian design duo Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley each frame of the brand Kaibosh have evocative names inspired by daily scenes. Though the twosome met in Paris in 2001, they launched the eyewear line only in 2013. Designed in the small studio situated at the edge of the sea in Bergen, their frames are meant to be affordable and fun. Tinged in the shades of wood, peach, burgundy, honey or crystal their optical and sunglasses have a delicately refined flavour.