Dominic Jones debuts first collection for Astley Clarke as creative director

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Creative director Dominic Jones shows the jewellery to model and actress Clara Paget during the Astley Clarke AW17 Presentation during London Fashion Week at Savoy Place on February 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Astley Clarke) *** Local Caption *** Dominic Jones; Clara Paget

Dominic Jones, Astley Clarke’s creative director since September, has presented his first collection under the company.

Composed of three parts, the collection marks Jones’ return to London Fashion Week, three years after his 10th and final collection under his eponymous label.

The debut marks a turning point for Astley Clarke which intends to expand and develop its jewellery offer to cater further to an informed, modern woman keen to build her collection.

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The company said its commitment to colour, quality and meaning remains central, with Jones focusing on repositioning materials and gems, noting their heritage.

Jones’ collection navigates between three interconnected groups: Astronomy, Phototaxis and Colour of Calder. Drawing on Astley Clarke’s tradition of looking to the natural world for inspiration, the triptych collection takes ‘light’ as its central theme and interprets into a physical, an instinctive and an emotive context, says the firm.

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Jones commented: “I’m immensely proud to be leading the Astley Clarke creative team. This collection builds on my history of combining modern and classical techniques in a way that is sensitive to the history of jewellery. I want these pieces to be considered future antiques – pieces you treasure and hand down.”

Astronomy draws inspiration from the solar system and uses stones to capture the essence and feel of each planet.

Photoaxis takes inspiration from British moths and, as the name of the collection suggests, their movement in response to light.

Meanwhile, Colour of Calder is a sterling silver collection and fashion proposition.

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