Pearls and safety pins…. it could only be Tom Binns.
Pearls seem to be the Marmite of the jewellery world, it’s a love or hate thing. Personally I find pearls incredibly beautiful, my first set found their way to me as a gift for my 16th birthday. Admittedly a plain string of pearls might not qualify as cutting edge, although I think Coco Chanel may of had something to say about that.
Punk jewellery designer Tom Binns, famous for his quirky safety-pin creations, isn’t the only designer to favour pearls this season. Take a look at Lanvin for over the top, statement pieces and Miu Miu for super sweet style jewels. Tom Binns adds a fierce vibe to the genteel gems, taking pearls from traditional to tremendous. Go on, give pearls a go…..
(images from MatchesFashion.com)