The capsule is comprised of seven different charms referencing each brand’s signature aesthetics. This includes classic Aries’ motifs such as a roman column and phallus, as well as Hillier Bartley’s bunny logo. These charms — which also include a key, pentagram, throwing star and ring pull — can be worn on Hillier Bartley’s 14K gold plated paper clip earring or co-branded gold chain necklace.
To mark the launch of the collaboration, Aries and Hillier Bartley partnered with students from London’s City and Islington College for a multidisciplinary arts workshop. This workshop looked at the branding, product development, fashion communication, art and photography. Thee sessions have been photographed and filmed to create a book, titled Charm, that will release alongside the jewelry collection and an accompanying T-shirt.
Speaking about the collaboration with Hillier Bartley and City and Islington College, Aries’ creative director Sofia Prantera said, “we had no casting or pre-established idea of who we will be photographing. We were all moved by the students’ enthusiasm, confidence and hard work. The result is a beautiful portrayal of a multicultural yet homogenous London youth.”
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