The seven-year-old jewellery brand by Carolyn Kan (above), who found her calling after a silversmithing course in Florence. Aside from running her label, Kan works tirelessly to promote other local gems with Keepers, a retail space for independent designers, artists and artisans.
Why know it
While Kan started her label using mainly silver, her collections have grown in complexity through the unexpected combination of metal and leather elements. Inspiration comes to her from unique places – there’s the collection based on Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings and another with roots in morse code – so each piece offers a quirky story. But it’s her classic leather collection with its everyday appeal that have rested on the wrists of tastemakers everywhere.
The brand has joined the likes of Christian Louboutin, Comme Des Garcons and Valentino thanks to its recent collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, which tapped on the brand for its whimsical approach to jewellery. To commemorate the release of the Alice: Through the Looking Glass film, the brand created two capsule collections based on themes from the beloved tale. The Key Hole collection plays on the theme of perspective, such that each piece, which is designed in the shape of a keyhole, can only be recognized from a particular vantage point. With the second collection, Time, watch gears serve as the main motif.
Both collections ($258 to $1,188) feature about fifteen styles, including pave diamond statement neckpieces and bracelets.
Where to buy
On its website (www.carriekrocks.com), where you can also see its full list of stockists.
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