May 14, 2012
Although Tom Binns has been crafting revolutionary jewelry reminiscent of the Dada movement and its themes of anarchy, irrationality, and social rebellion, for over twenty five years, his most recent collections have blown the lid off of reinterpreted vintage silhouettes combined with a chic modern flare. Colors such as lime green, electric blue, hot pink, and fluorescent yellow permeate a wide variety of stunning new pieces.
From Rainbow’s End, we are introduced to a psychedelic plethora of bright colors juxtaposed with stark metal skulls. The sweetness of the child-like colors paired with the representation of death aptly embodies Binns’ classic methodology of rejecting classical beauty standards. Riri depicts a small collection of rock-inspired chunky necklaces, bold bracelets, and delicate, yet vibrant earrings. While Pinata evokes the flair and simplicity of classic flamenco jewelry, complete with circle motifs, subtle necklaces, and simple hoops. Rich colors give life to refined, airy pieces which convey a unique, almost tangible opulence.
Lastly, the finale of this article Cameo Jobim, reinterprets the classic cameo in vibrant neon shades. Paired with Queen Anne inspired intricate bib necklaces, delicate pearls strands, and lacey, looping drop earrings, this collection stands out as bright, delicate, and appropriately edgy.
Regardless of which neon jewels pique your fancy, this is a bright, sparkly style perfect for everyone.