PA­TRIOT LOVE

FALL 2015

Fashion (Canada) - - Front Page - —Jac­que­lyn Fran­cis

A Peace Treaty has a nose for hip­per-than-thou adorn­ment, such as its gilded sep­tum ring.

IN PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE IN­DIGE­NOUS GROUPS LIVE, THE WEIGHT OF

a per­son’s sep­tum ring can be a sym­bol of one’s wealth and so­cial sta­tus. Celebri­ties like Ri­hanna and Zoë Kravitz might not be tak­ing that into con­sid­er­a­tion, but then nei­ther are the Toronto duo be­hind New York-based ac­ces­sories and cloth­ing line A Peace Treaty. It has al­ways been the la­bel’s M.O. to celebrate and rein­ter­pret the adorn­ment that ex­ists within world cul­tures. “It’s our trade­mark,” says co-founder and CEO Farah Ma­lik, who trained in an­cient Ro­man gold­smithing. “We trans­late those el­e­ments into a mod­ern set­ting.” The Yala faux sep­tum ring is slight at just one cen­time­tre by one cen­time­tre. The 12-step con­struc­tion process be­gins with a sketch from co-founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor Dana Ar­bib, then con­tin­ues in a work­shop in Jaipur, In­dia, with a team of master jew­ellers. Once cast in brass, this wee bauble is pol­ished twice then plated in 24-karat gold, and then pol­ished and plated again. A small but mighty state­ment—mi­nus the pain.

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