Vann Kwok (Jewellery Design, 2016)Outré

Vann Kwok

Fellow in 2016 for Jewellery Design

For Hong Kong born Vann Kwok, jewellery design provides a perfect platform to thread together her interests and experience spanning design, fashion, photography and motion picture.

Her work is largely informed by historical references to painting and sculpture as seen in her recent collection completed for her Masters at the London College of Fashion which drew inspiration from the compositions of colour, line, form and space of early Western still life and modernist geometric abstract painting.

Albeit with references to the past her work also has a contemporary feel coming from her use of material and sense of materiality. Calling her work ‘modern alchemy’ she adds, ‘I experiment with materials’ logic in response to forces such as gravity, weight, cooling, heating. pressure and their corresponding effects – melting, free-flowing and bending. I look for odd, misshapen or awkward results that carry the trace of chance.’

In 2019, Vann launched a fashion jewellery label under her name. The brand is devoted to use innovative solutions, combined with traditional craftsmanship to create jewellery that not only makes fashionable or artistic statements but also comfortable to wear in your day to day life. Her works continuously challenges existing perspective by taking creative risks to ensure our jewellery always stays strong, fresh but also fun and relevant.