Since my own work is very architectural, I felt there was a good read-across with Robert’s minimal, geometric style, and I was really keen to explore this aesthetic with Tateossian’s male wearers in mind.
Following our first design meeting with Robert, I was very excited about what he calls the “element of surprise” in Tateossian jewellery – the sense that each piece offers you something unexpected. This playful aspect is something I have focused on as I’ve developed my ideas: I want to combine sleek styling with a twist that I hope will surprise and delight.
Another observation that came out of our first meeting was the link between Robert’s style and his love of travel. To me, Tateossian jewellery combines the pared-down chic of the seasoned traveller with the flamboyant eye of the explorer - and this was something I wanted to pick out and celebrate in my designs. I began to research the architecture of travel – the glamorous, forward-looking interiors of modernist airports, and the clean, crisp lines of their exteriors.
Having reviewed my mood boards, Robert asked me to move ahead with developing a capsule collection. Accordingly, I have been working on a series of designs that bring together assertive geometric forms with a hint of jet-set glamour. With travel in mind, I’m also working on incorporating an element of adaptability, allowing the wearer to set the tone of each piece depending on their mood or location.
With our next meeting scheduled later this week, I’m really looking forward to getting Robert’s feedback and moving forward with the project!