WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring LOOKBOOK IMAGES Xandre Kriel
We’ve come to expect bold, bright colours from jewellery designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik, but the launch of her Spring/Summer 2017 collection sees the brand taking a slightly new direction.
Think dusty pinks, neutral tones and monochromatic blends combined with polished, smooth metals. Preferring not to restrict her design influence to a specific period, Katherine-Mary instead credits her inspiration to “Indian ceremonial jewels, Middle Eastern ornamentation and byzantine gold and gemstone embellishments.”
The designs, which still feature Katherine-Mary’s signature ropework were also created using jade and glass, as well as organic materials, such as shell, horn and coral.
The second PICHULIK by Nadya von Stein clothing collection, inspired by 1930s travelling attire, complements the jewellery range perfectly. There is also a limited edition range of hats and bags, as well as four new espadrille styles, made in collaboration with Espadril.
“This collection is incredibly feminine and the colours are softer because of the desert influences,” says Katherine-Mary. “I guess it’s because I am also in love at the moment and my general take on things is softer and gentler. We really wanted to pare the pieces down to the brand’s essence, which has always been considered materials, sensitive and attentive craftsmanship, and ancient wisdom.”
The SS17 PICHULIK collection will be available online from 14 October 2016, as well as at AKJP Collective in Cape Town and the PICHULIK store at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront.