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Jessie Harris London jewellery is described as “Graphic shapes and clean lines with heavy, elemental components, handmade in London” on her online biography, and Jessie’s pieces are definitely graphically beautiful. Established in May 2012, the Chelsea College of Art and Design graduate has taken her degree in Fine Arts to create a blossoming jewelry line. Whilst in college Miss Harris focused on sound and explored the ideas relating to natural phenomenon, this love for sound was a direct inspiration for her Spring launch collection 11:11. This talented designer’s love for British designer Tom Dixon (who dabbles with furniture and lighting design) and Star Trek are all part of the perfect blend that is behind the magic of Jessie Harris.
Image sourced from Jessie Harris’s Website
In a recent interview with Art WednesdayJessie spoke about her label’s inspiration “I like using really clean, deceptively simple shapes and feel that the complete identity of the brand follows this ethos. Visually I always seem to be drawn to the idea of shapes, symbols and motifs of the past and the future being combined. My most recent collection, The 22 Collection draws inspiration from a 1960s and 70s perceived vision of the future – almost like early Star Trek meets Studio 54.” (see more of Art Wednesday’s interview here)
It’s only two years since the launch of her label and her pieces have been in numerous online fashion magazines and in London’s Design Festival. Jessie has worked with Etsy UK and Tom Dixon, during an event that celebrated pieces designed in Britain where each designer was placed inside custom huts to showcase their work. Jessie received rave reviews on her Ledge Knocker Earrings (available here) from Tom Dixon who stated, “I’m always mystified by jewellery as it’s on so much smaller a scale than I could possibly envision. These artefacts have a pleasing minimal honesty about them, and work as micro sculptures for the body rather than traditional jewels.” (Read the full Etsy write up on the festival here)
Images sourced from Jessie Harris Website
Jessie’s last collaboration with British bag designer Danielle Fosterwas minimalistically tantalizing, with handmade solid brass clasps and sleek jewellery pieces that started from gold rings to earrings to match the luxe style of Miss Fosters bags. From collaborations to Paris showroom presentations, the designer’s future is looking extremely bright and full of ambition! With the aim to work with the likes of Acne and Margeila, as Jessie said to CHC blog “They have such beautiful minimal pieces that are definitely a huge inspiration.” (Read the full interview here) With all her recent work these aspirations are most likely to become a reality.
Jessie Harris’s pieces can not only be found in the prestigious glossy pages of Elle Germany but the jewellery collection is available for all global fashionistas consumption on Farfetchand Kabiri. Make sure to visit Jessie Harris Jewellery via her stores & social media links below: