“An Emerging Creature” is a project that is interested in invigorating jade through the use of leather in a contemporary way and with a wild combination of materials. The project uses the relationship between the wearer’s skin and leather ‘skin’ to create a unique jade jewellery collection.
Although formerly popularly used in Asia, jade no longer appeals to Anes’ own younger generation. Responding to the many prejudices surrounding jade – such as reminding Westerners of China and the stereotype of jade as an old- fashioned gemstone for the Asian younger generation. This makes “An Embodying Creature” an absorbing challenge as a designer.
The shape started from a fern, as an organic iconographic form used in Chinese jade craft during Ming and Quing dynasties, then evolved into an emerging living creature in spirals, undulations, curves, volumes, flows, rhythm and dynamism.
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