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Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - THE BEAUTY -

BAZAAR speaks to jew­ellery de­signer Joji Kojima about his de­signs for Clé de Peau Beauté’s hol­i­day col­lec­tion and

his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Vene­tian Mas­quer­ade. HB: As darker un­der­tones is your de­sign sig­na­ture, how did you make sure you in­jected your own style into this col­lec­tion while not de­vi­at­ing away from Clé de Peau Beauté’s iden­tity? JK: This pro­ject is very in­ter­est­ing for me as it is very dif­fer­ent from what I have done pre­vi­ously. The theme was al­ready de­cided by Lu­cia [Pieroni, cre­ative make-up di­rec­tor of Clé de Peau Beauté]. There­fore, I worked very closely with her to come up with some­thing which fits the theme but at the same time rep­re­sents my ag­gres­sive de­signs. HB: Any­thing on the streets in Venice which you think rep­re­sents the colours of this col­lec­tion? JK: The city is filled with so many colours. I do see many reds, blacks and golds, which made me think of the amaz­ing col­lec­tion Lu­cia de­cided on. HB: The Vene­tian Mas­quer­ade has a re­ally long rich history. How did you en­sure that you brought in your own touch to this, and us­ing what in­no­va­tions? JK: Ja­pan is also a coun­try with many tra­di­tions. I am not very fa­mil­iar with the tra­di­tions of Vene­tian Mas­quer­ade but I wanted to cre­ate a bold de­sign. Us­ing what I un­der­stand from mas­quer­ade balls, I wanted to en­sure that my cre­ations stand out us­ing the colours which inspired this col­lec­tion. HB: What is your sig­na­ture style in jew­elry de­sign and also this col­lec­tion? When de­sign­ing, in­stead of fo­cus­ing on the ma­te­ri­als and tech­niques, I fo­cus more on gen­er­at­ing some­thing with a beau­ti­ful shape. Clé de Peau Beauté Col­lec­tion

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Joji Kojima’s mood­board for

the de­signs.

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