David Bowie Celebrated In New Star Jewelry Collection
Tatty Devine’s new collection is inspired by lyrics, music and looks by David Bowie
London-based jewelry brand Tatty Devine took inspiration from the 50th anniversary of Hunky Dory’s release for a bold new jewelry collection playing on Bowie’s iconic moments in music and looks.
“Bowie has been a constant in our lives and has not only created the soundtrack for much of our lives, but has also been a huge inspiration in the way we dress and express ourselves,” says Rosie Wolfenden, co -Founder of Tatty Devine, explaining why they were keen to mark the anniversary. “Like him, we think you should be yourself – whatever it is. In our selection of acrylic pieces, we took a close look at the materials he wore in some of his most iconic outfits. ‘
The sparkle and glitter on pieces crafted from acrylic encapsulate Bowie’s starry style, with a selection of her most famous outfits reflected in bold hues. The mesmerizing swirls of her Tokyo Pop bodysuit, designed by Kansai Yamamoto for Bowie’s world tour from January 1972 to July 1973, are etched in shiny recycled black acrylic on swinging necklaces, while the iconic vinyl tigers bodysuit is translated into laser cut acrylic for an intricate effect. hand inked necklace.
Other pieces are inspired by the lyrics themselves – Life on Mars becomes a laser-cut brooch on swirling pearl red acrylic; Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel and Suffragette City are inked on brooches, earrings and necklaces. Ziggy Stardust’s’ 70s penchant for a sheer black fishnet bodysuit, designed by Natasha Korniloff and embellished with a model’s golden hands, is referenced in the Bowie Hands necklace. “In the same way that David Bowie transcended the genre, Tatty Devine transcends traditional jewelry,” adds Wolfenden. “Its aesthetic was experimental, expressive and unlike anything seen before, which is how we like to think of our jewelry.” §