What Do Salvador Dali, Ottolinger, Magritte, and Faris Have In Common?
Juxtaposing elements that aren’t normally found together can produce startling effects—which is good news for jewelry. There’s no excuse not to be striking. When reality can seem skewed, it feels good to look at works of controlled chaos. We’ve rounded up our favorite offerings that feel the most surreal, with the paintings to match.
Completedworks Gold the Dishcloth of the Metropolitan Elite Earrings and Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory
A foray into the theory of relativity, or simply a painting inspired by a wheel of Camembert melting in the sun? Dalí insisted it was the latter. One of the most recognizable works from the Surrealist movement, pay homage to the decadence of diffusion with these gold dishcloth earrings. It’s all relative.
Shushu/Tong White YVMIN Edition Single Ceramic Hand Earring and René Magritte’s The Dawn of Cayenne
Consider the dichotomy of form and function, the inherent value of scale. Or just wear this earring—sometimes all you need is a hand.
Ottolinger Black Rubber Dipped Drop Earrings and Joan Miró’s The Tilled Field
Inscrutable, organic forms—a theme in Miró’s work upon moving to Paris, but also maybe manifesting in these earrings. Dip, dip, drop earrings.
Vanessa Schindler Orange Single Chain Earring and Max Ernst’s Long Live Love
These earrings conjure a graceful silhouette, in tones and strokes uncannily similar to the figures in Ernst’s work. The art object is only as real as the one who wears it.
Eamanuele Bicocchi Silver Single Key Earring and René Magritte’s La Clef des Songes
Maybe this cerebral work by Magritte is just the legend we need to interpret our strange isolation dreams—or maybe it’s better to wear the key.
From Staud to Gauntlett Cheng, A Round-up of the Latest Brands We Love
From Berlin to Tangier, Tokyo to L.A., the creatives behind the labels you might not know about yet span the globe. With so many new styles everyday, it’s almost impossible to keep track of what’s coming at you—so we made it easy. From up-and-comers, to brands that are entirely new to SSENSE, here are some highlights from the past couple weeks.
Gauntlett Cheng Blue Snakeskin Dress
Molting is all about shedding what no longer serves you to make way for new growth—pictured here in Gauntlett Cheng form.
Kiko Kostadinov Brown Derby Oval Zip Shirt
Kiko Kostadinov re-imagines ceremony by way of panelled acetate and a large oval decal. Wear the shirt that feels like a shrine.
Staud Blue Stain Audrey Sandals
Step into a spring rendition of Bobby Vinton’s "Blue Velvet."
Eytys Indigo Titan Jeans
When it comes to comfort in jeans, the bigger and baggier, the better.
Port Tanger Tortoiseshell Tangerine Sunglasses
If you missed these maybe you do need your eyes checked. Moroccan-based Port Tanger considers form and function.
Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
We’re not sure if we’ve ever seen you rock one of these—now is the time to try.
Low Classic Beige Waist Shirring Dress
A timeless cut in a contemporary beige suggests “classic” comes with a modern, minimal twist.
Ahluwalia Studio Brown Silk Patchwork Bucket Hat
With reclaimed silk, repurposed polyester, and tasteful beading throughout, it’s a conscious ode to craft.
Stand Studio Red Lexie Coat
Choose the red pill the next time you’re running out to the store—guaranteed to stop traffic more efficiently than its duller cousins.
Paria Farzaneh Beige Iranian Print Overshirt
Patchworked patterns of purple celebrate this designer’s Iranian heritage, while also teasing our palettes for subdued spring florals.
Ottolinger Beige and Black Dipped Basket Tote
Ottlinger’s got their finger on the pulse of something—picnic with a splash of danger. Sometimes there’s beauty in the bittersweet.
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