The new collection of Lora Nikolova is inspired by the Memphis movement by Ettore Sottsass ♦ ︎
From Kandinsky to Ettore Sottsass. Lora Nikolova is not by chance behind her studies at the Accademia di Brera, a stage of training for the Milanese artists. And is not the Lombard city the capital of design? So it makes sense that the autumn winter collection of Lora Nikolova is dedicated to a cultural phenomenon of the eighties, Memphis, a movement of design created by Ettore Sottsass. New geometries, color combinations, a revised feature: Memphis marked an era and modified an aesthetic sense that was too conformist.
Circles, squares and triangles, basic elements of the geometry used by Memphis are now the basis of the autumn winter collection of the jewelry designer.
The jewels are made of glass, wood and plastic, metals, resins and semi-precious stones. Some patterns on wooden geometric components are hand painted, while black unites and contrasts shapes. The network of threads that make up the creations sometimes does not direct the composition, but assumes the fundamental role of a graphic element and serves as a base for the components often assembled in sequence.
The earrings are different from each other and are reconfirmed as an original and sophisticated accessory to complete the look.
The collection is enriched with new protagonists such as bracelets and brooches inspired by the colored asymmetries of the colliers in the collection.