As a jewellery designer with a design aesthetic rooted in the classical Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi – which says that beauty can also be found in imperfection, impermanence and incompletion – Vicky Lew draws inspiration from a variety of sources.
For her debut collection Flight, which Vicky Lew showcased at International Jewellery London as part of the KickStart initiative, the designer found inspiration in nature.
Flight captures the transient moment a bird takes voyage. Employing a traditional pavé-setting method, the instant moment of take-off is alluded to through the use of perspective-localized angles, whereby the birds are only revealed to the wearer from certain angles.
The aim of Flight is to inspire a sense of curiosity amongst its audience, inviting them to take a second look not only at an innovative piece of jewellery, but also the chance to witness a second glimpse of the concealed bird.