A student project in collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
The project brief was to use the waste material that results from the manufacture of leather goods. The challenge was to design and make an innovative, high quality leather product that could potentially be produced by Louis Vuitton, to create a circular economy solution.
This is a multi functional piece of jewellery inspired by Louis Vuitton’s iconic monograms and repeating patterns. It transforms two-dimensional ornamentation into three-dimensional tessellation. Throughout my exploration of the materials potential, I found a way to make the components from a pattern that is efficiently cut from scrap leather to minimise wastage.
The piece consists of a necklace, two bracelets and a single statement earring, held together by discrete fastenings. The piece allows the wearer to exploit the versatility of the components. The curved forms create flowing shapes and give the leather a fluid sense of movement.
Research, material exploration and design development