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Monday, 20 February 2017

-bl^nk- jewellery

Bl^nk take pride in the unique craftsmanship that goes into creating our jewellery. You would find our BL^NK handwriting transposed in a full range of products such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces, with each piece being made with only a clamp and agile fingers. As usual we are loving mixing materials and components: vegan leather breading, fine metal chains, glass beads and hand-made tassels are some of our favourite picks! We also add semi-precious stones which we go and hand pick ourselves from all the way over in Jaipur, as its one of the best places in the world to find special gems. Each of our pieces, even the smallest, takes hours to make- but it’s all worth it once we see our pieces worn by our beautiful ladies in the streets of London, Paris and New York.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ss17

Floaty shapes, tiered detail and summer prints. Our ss17 collection is now avaialble in stores.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Evolution of the Gypsy Boho Skirt

Long, floaty and sometimes tiered, the gypsy boho skirt is flattering and easy to wear whilst adding an elegant style to outfits. Originating from the Roma Gypsies, the gypsy boho skirt began to vary in length, colour and pattern once the Roma migrated over the years into Europe and started mixing with other communities. Gradually the loose flowing and less restrictive skirt started captivating women outside of the Roma community and began its debut into fashion history. In the 1960's it became particularly popular during the bohemian hippie movement, an era that changed the face of fashion. People wanted fashion that was unique and they saw the large amount of fabric used to make the gypsy skirt as a big canvas to express themselves on, something we also welcome here at -bl^nk-. After seeing a revival in 2005, and again in the last year or so, the skirt has now become a staple item in women's wardrobes. It looks like the gypsy skirt is here to stay and -bl^nk- are happy to introduce you to our take on this graceful skirt, with fresh prints and shapes for the new ss17 season.


      

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Bag making at -bl^nk-

Bl^nk take pride in the unique craftsmanship that goes into creating our bags. 
The skill that is used to hand make each individual piece is what gives our products value, especially when it comes to the small intricate detailing. Once again, we are taking the time needed to perfect each aspect and so it can take up to 20 hours to make just one item. 
We are never out of ideas! We use lots of different materials depending on the season, so it fits perfectly with the rest of our range. We love mixing bold prints and colourful trims. We also have a prominent theme of embroidery and embellishment that runs throughout our bag designs and makes them so unique, thanks to our very gifted hand embroidery team!
Throughout the creation process, each bag can be passed through a variety of craftsmen from the pattern master to the digital print team and to the hand embroiders. This mixture of different craftsmen knowledge, expertise and dedication is what makes our bags so unique and rewarding to wear.

Friday, 3 February 2017

FEBRUARY Muse of the Month: Amal Clooney

The beautiful Lebanese-British lawyer, activist and philanthropist has built quite the notable career. Having represented numerous high-profile clients, and been part of several United Nations commissions and tribunals. She contributes to the Global Summit - to End Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative, which works to defend the rights of women in war zones. In 2015 she also announced that she would represent Armenia in the European Court of Human Rights during its case against Turkey for the denial of the Armenian genocide. Amal is the President of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which she co-founded with her husband George Clooney in late 2016 to advance justice in courtrooms, communities, and classrooms around the world. Stetting the bar high and doing it in Gucci heals, Amal certainly deserves praise for all her good works and gives us here at -bl^nk- great inspiration.



Tuesday, 31 January 2017

French Riviera

A recent trip to the French Riviera left -bl^nk- inspired by its eye-catching architecture. The tall, narrow, pastel coloured buildings have carried through style and glamour from la belle epoque era and we were left in awe of the striking buildings found along the Riviera. Even traces from the baroque architecture that came before la belle epoque are still distinguishable in the streets today, particularly in the detailed railing of balconies that are iconic to French architecture. We have taken inspiration from the intricate detailing of the baroque railings into our ss17 collection, creating dramatic prints and complex embellishment that compliment the classic floaty, laid back -bl^nk- silhouettes.

Friday, 27 January 2017

ss17

-bl^nk- are introducing to you our new ss17 collection; romantic prints and detailed embellishment wrapped into bohemian inspired shapes.