FLIGHT The Collection

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FLIGHT THE COLLECTION

 
 

 
 

FLIGHT is Vicky Lew’s award-winning collection, fuelled by nature-inspired forms and the juxtaposition of these forms on the human body. Born in Malaysia and based in London, the recent Central St. Martins graduate found that living in close proximity to Hyde Park heightened her appreciation for the beauty of nature, particularly that of birds in flight. Her aspirations were to capture the drama and majesty of this transient moment in pieces of fine jewellery.


 
 
 
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Golden Chrysolampis Mosquitus Ring

orange gold -  diamonds - south sea pearl
 
 

 
 

Early research began with a study of the animal itself, before Vicky re-established her focus on the moment of take- off and theme of transience, in which the bird plays a supporting role. The primary sources of inspiration for capturing these ephemeral moments were Felice Varini and his work in perspective-localied paintings and the graffiti duo Zebrating. Ultimately, Zebrating’s artworks allowed Vicky to draw direct parallels between street railings, their choice of medium, and the linear lines of bird feathers.

 
 

 
 
 
Vicky Lew London - FLIGHT Sketchbook 1
Vicky Lew London - FLIGHT Sketchbook 2
 

Visual journal and sketchbook detail

 
 

 
 
Vicky Lew London - Chrysolampis Mosquitus Earrings

Chrysolampis Mosquitus Earrings

 gold - sapphires - topazes - smoky quartzes - spinels
 
 

 
 

The non-solid forms of the pieces present images of birds in perspective-localized angles. Employing a traditional pavé-setting method, the instantaneous moment of take-off is alluded to through the use of perspective-localized angles, whereby the birds are only revealed to the audience from certain angles. As a result, a fleeting moment is afforded to the audience, giving the gem-set birds movement as the wearer moves.

 
 

 
 
 
Vicky Lew London - Chrysolampis Mosquitus Brooch Gouache drawing
 

Drawing of Chrysolampis Mosquitus Brooch, 2015

Gouache on canford paper

 
 

 
 
 
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Thalurania Colombica Brooch

 gold - sapphires - topazes -rhodolites - smoky quartzes - spinels
 
 

 
 
 
Vicky Lew London - Yellow Chrysolampis Mosquitus Ring Gouache drawing
 

Drawing of Yellow Chrysolampis Mosquitus Ring, 2015

Gouache on canford paper

 
 

 
 
 
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 Yellow Chrysolampis Mosquitus Rings

 gold - sapphires - topazes - smoky quartzes - spinels - south sea pearl
 
 

 
 

Pieces from this collection are made with SWAROVSKI GEMSTONES, pavé-set in 18kt gold. An amalgamation of various disciplines, Vicky Lew’s debut collection is a work of contrasts between organic, nature- inspired forms and the futuristic modernity/coolness of white gold. The aim of FLIGHT is to inspire a sense of curiosity amongst its audience, inviting them to take a second look not only at a beautiful piece of jewellery, but also the chance to witness a second glimpse of the concealed bird.

 
 

 
 
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Chrysolampis Mosquitus Brooch

 gold - sapphires - topazes - smoky quartzes - spinels
 
 

 
 
 
Vicky Lew London - Thalurania Colombica Earrings (side).jpg
 

Thalurania Colombica Earrings

 gold - sapphires - topazes -rhodolites - smoky quartzes - spinels
 

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