Kate Moss is the epitome of London cool. We may know her best for her off-duty uniform of skinny jeans and blazers, denim cut-offs and biker boots; rock t-shirts, mini-dresses and leopard prints, but her pick-n-mix approach to jewellery - chunky vintage rings and multi-chain layered necklaces – have also been a constant. "I love jewellery," Kate told Vogue in 1997 "It’s my drug of choice." There’s no such thing as too much, and “it's cooler when it's not styled so much” she told The Telegraph this year.
In May 2017 Moss launched her debut jewellery collection, a limited-edition collaboration with Brazilian fine jeweller, and friend, Ara Vartanian.
Moss and Vartanian first met in Sao Paolo in 2012, when she visited his store to commission a ring. She encouraged him to open a store in London (his first outside of Brazil) last year and the idea for a collaboration materialised.
Inspired by old English legends and pagans, the collection features medieval symbols such as daggers, swords and amulets. “(The pieces) aren’t about fashion” says Vartanian, “the stones and attitude give them a powerful energy, they are forever”. “Pieces that have meaning and that you can wear every day” Moss adds.
The designs have Kate’s unique stamp. Vartanian spent time going through Moss’s wardrobe, getting a feel for her style “Kate wears jewellery in a very free way," says Vartanian. "She just throws it on" he says. The resulting collection is very Moss-esque - antique-looking pieces with an air of rock 'n' roll.
The fine jewellery collection boasts 18-carat gold, diamond and Brazilian gemstones and prices start at £700, but these are investment pieces and heirlooms, to be treasured and passed on.
Kate draws on years of experience; she was discovered by her agent at the age of 14, and has since appeared on the cover of most fashion magazines, appeared in adverts for companies such as Calvin Klein and Givenchy, and established strong working relationships with photographers including Steven Klein, Juergen Teller and Mario Testino.
In May 2007 Moss launched a sell-out collection for Topshop and the pieces, inspired by her own wardrobe, appeared in 225 stores across the UK. A second collection followed in April 2014, and she has a long-lasting relationship with the brand. She’s also designed bags for Longchamp, and four perfume lines, all named after her.
In 2014 Moss received a British Fashion Award acknowledging her contribution to fashion over 25 years.
Check out the Arlette Gold selection of pieces with magic power - Wildthings Collectables' Evil Eye Earring and Wolf and Moon's Amulet necklace, with more to come!