|Brass Organic Oval Wreath Necklace by Anna Raimondo|
The hand-crafted luxury of Smith stems from Anna's attention to each element of a piece - everything is made by her hands and is unique in its natural intricacy. For her inspiration, Anna draws from the multitude of textured cultures and environments that she encounters when she follows her second passion - travelling. Each trip away results in a cornucopia of gathered ideas that she can bring into shape and form when back in her studio.
|Leandra du Bryn's inspiration board for the Remake Challenge|
What Leandra's says about her transparency collection for the Remake Challenge:
"I firstly, really looked at the Ford EcoSport and searched for something to use from the car. The fact that there are so, many different textures combined in the car inspired me to also create a variety of textures in my designs. I gained most of my inspiration from the Ford EcoSport and especially used the tire track pattern in my designs. The spare wheel at the back of the car made me think of the pattern of cotton crochet and therefore I also incorporated it a lot, which linked to the transparency theme."
|Oxydised Sterling Silver & Brass drop Earrings and Brass Studs by Anna Raimondo|
From a pair of small stud earrings to the most complicated avant garde necklace, Anna has a signature style. There is playfulness in the delicate balance between the clean lines of contemporary minimalism and the elegance of organic form. Each design speaks of an usual hand-picked history while maintaining a light classical elegance.
|Leandra's fashion drawings for her Remake Challenge submission|
|Brass Organic Oval drop Earrings & Necklace by Anna Raimondo|
|Oxidised Sterling Silver Hollow Oval Ring and Necklace by Anna Raimondo|
For the Remake Challenge pieces, Anna used gleaming polished brass and matte oxydised sterling silver which compliments and heightens Leandra's neutral palette. We love how, when put together, Anna's pieces add hints of richness and shimmer to the soft textures and layers of Leandra's outfits.
|Brass Organic Oval Necklace & Ring by Anna Raimondo|
|Anna Raimondo (left), Leandra's lovely model (centre), Leandra du Bruyn (right) at the Remake Challenge Photography Shoot|
More pictures on Anna & Leandra's collaboration coming soon!
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