The new jewellery collection from Lizzie Burns is called Second Sights and features black marble effect Rhodoid, ethical diamonds and precious metal. It is a development of the previous Ancient Rites collection, created under the name EA Burns. Here she talks about the creation of her look book images, seen here.
‘I work closely with Steph (Sian Smith) on my images. She has a soft style naturalistic style which captures moments and people really well. I feel it really compliments and contrasts the geometric nature of my jewellery.
When we met to discuss the shoot, my main priority was to put the the jewellery in context (of how I wear it), and we had common influences which we wanted to come across in the shoot. We wanted it relaxed with french(ish) vibe, and a conceptual element.
Shoots with Steph are always full of energy, the best shots are always those where the model is reacting to Steph, those which don’t look forced or posed. In the same way I wanted the hair, make and styling to look real and quite tomboy. The jewellery is hard, precise and angular, but the “girl” is a real woman.
The collection is inspired by an amalgamation of ideas and influences. First is process- because I work ethically the first thing I think about before anything else is material- this limits my design as I experiment with what is possible first and apply my design influences second. This season I’ve redeveloped the way I make the Rhodoid pieces, buying thicker material and CNCing it (wheras before I was hand forming) this has allows me to create a wider variety of shapes, and fully cover one side in brass sheet creating a sleeker more minimal look. I’d say design-wise my influences would be a combination of modernist design, tribal patterns and minimal lines.’
You can buy the new collection from EA Burns here.
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