Monday, May 30, 2011

Tobias Wistisen Men Jewelry Collection

Tobias Wistisen is a designer who's been born in Denmark and trained at ESMOD in Paris and who gained his first industry experience working in the design studio of John Galliano. His work represents a combination of these two influences - a mix of the high drama of Parisian Haute Couture and the rigorous functionalism and craftsmanship of Scandinavian design. While his background in apparel design enabled Wisisten to develop a keen and unorthodox approach to materials and form, he was eventually drawn to accessory design because it enabled him to develop a hands on approach to design. All materials are treated by hand to ensure that each piece is unique and made to the highest quality and yet, in spite of all of this detailed precision, his work pursues a rough, aggressive and worn aesthetic. Metals are often subjected to aging processes and materials are chosen for the way they change and develop personality over time. Wistisen's inspiration ranges from futuristic vehicles to ancient armours, all sourced to produce a decidedly strong vision of masculinity. But even though it's made for men there are some pieces I'd wear too. What about you girls?