The idea was to find innovative ways that would remind people of tiny little details that are usually forgotten in the daily life, which are in reality quite, simply, beautiful. The entirety of the pieces was created in London, where Coline is a designer in residence at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation.
The idea behind these forest characters was to visually and playfully shape little spirits that would come under the form of masks and imaginary creatures. These sculpture-likecompositions started off as wax hand carvings and real-life impressions from the city and its organic surroundings.
Once formed, they would act as friends for your fingers that would be protective companions, if you allow them to be. Their power, neither considered good nor bad, is meant to bring emotional comfort to the wearer, just like a protective armor would shield an ancient warrior.
These more fine-jewellery pieces remain contemporary through their design whilst being made intentionally by traditional techniques. An example are the Detachable Leaves earrings, which allows movement, as if dancing with the wearer. Overall, Forest Spirits remain a hopeful gesture regarding both sustainability and humanity’s harmony with one another.