Zoe Chutong Huang is a jewellery designer whose diverse interests in design have profoundly influenced her understanding of what ‘jewellery’ signifies. In her practice, jewellery transcends mere adornment, becoming a powerful means of interacting with the human body and emotions. She is passionate about experimenting with different materials and techniques, and explores the potential of body-worn projects to shape human interactions. Characterised by timelessness, her pieces aim to challenge traditional gender roles and contribute to non-binary expressions in contemporary jewellery design.
Inspired by ancient sculptures, drapery allowed sculptors to conceal the nude female form, obscuring explicitly sexualised features while cultivating a subtle eroticism. This was achieved through an emphasis on the body’s curves, creating a bounded negative space that leaves room for reverie. This collection seeks to explore the tension and balance between androgyny and femininity. Mother-of-pearl, serving as a metaphor for femininity, is enveloped in traditional jewellery forms that symbolise the female body beneath the drapery.
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