Wild For The Night

by Kali Ratcliffe

Kali recently emerged on the London fashion scene after graduating from the Royal College of Art
with her graduate MA collection, ‘Wild for the Night’. Seeking to bring a fresh, youthful dialogue to
luxury men’s accessories, Kali is inspired by the city in which she grew up in, London.

Pulling from a library of references, including club and youth culture, the collection consists of four men’s caps and accompanying jewellery entitled ‘Streatham’, ‘Peckham, ‘Stockwell’ and ‘Brixton’.

From the linings to the zipper pulls, each piece challenges conventional notions of urban luxury, seeking to push the boundaries of the men’s high-end accessory market by producing handmade and 3D manipulated gold plated jewellery and headwear of the finest quality.

A gold chain motif, symbolic of grime sub culture ties the collection together. Conspicuous pieces include: a Mercedes-Benz pendant; a gold tooth hair comb modelled using 3D software (this item also doubles as a necklace); a headphones necklace wrapped in leather; a gold chain with large 3D printed gold tooth pendant; a purple leather cap with chain relief moulding and printed satin lining; a black leather and gold plated, photo etched panel cap; a gold leather snap back cap featuring a zip peak pocket and printed satin lining and a white speckled cap with boxy peak and printed satin lining.

Colours: purple, gold, black, turquoise and white speckles.
Materials and processes: leather and suede, gold plated silver and brass, 3D printed castings,
digitally printed satin and bespoke fittings.

 

www.kalijewellery.co.uk

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