Yoshiko Creation Paris are the fashion jewelry masters responsible for outfitting the likes of Lady Gaga, 2NE1 and pretty much anyone who is all but carrying a sign that says “I shop at Laforet” – you know the type. They have been especially busy this year producing work for Thierry Mugler and moving to a new location in the aforementioned Harajuku fashion hub that is LaForet. Now they are looking to top all that off with a high profile collaboration with the masters of underground fashion – Phenomenon (S/S 2012 is here if you haven’t seen it) using their phenomenally popular griffin motifs amongst others. They have managed to get a move on with it as well, as it is hitting the shops just in time for Christmas on the 21st of December in the Laforet flagship and The Contemporary Fix over Aoyama way. Prices range from 23100 – 50250 yen which befits the fashion jewelry quality and keeps it pretty affordable, although I as ever I always yearn for a bit of sterling silver in these kind of fashion collections.
Anyway, what I will say is that the design is definitely there and in particular the wing ring that can be worn over one or two fingers is a really nice piece of work and elsewhere I can see myself tempted by the fantastically realised griffon ring that stands obscenely high from the finger making any interaction with pockets all but impossible!
All designs are available in both silver and gold as is most of the work that Yoshiko Creation Paris produces.
I would love to be able to share more of Yoshiko Creation’s output with you, but regrettably trying to get good pictures of their work is frequently problematic outside of their print catalogues which artfully obscure their work. The best I can do is ask you to imagine fox stoles with pierced ears and bejeweled eyes, a huge variety of stylised animal rings that take over your whole finger and statement jewelry that even Gaga would find impractical. If you can, I would recommend a trip to LoForet, but until then you will have to make do with these images I managed to dig up from one of my favorite collections that was themed around geodes:
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