A dis­tinc­tive point of view

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JOHN HARDY’S FIRST COL­LAB­O­RA­TION with muse, ac­tivist and cam­paign star Ad­woa Aboah is for Hol­i­day 2018. The cap­sule col­lec­tion evolves Aboah and John Hardy’s cre­ative re­la­tion­ship, which be­gan with the brand’s Fall 2017 Made for Le­gends launch cam­paign and de­vel­oped or­gan­i­cally, un­der­pinned by a mu­tual ap­proach to adorn­ment.

Fa­mous for her ir­rev­er­ent at­ti­tude and orig­i­nal style, Aboah trans­mits un­mis­tak­able strength, power and drama, char­ac­ter­is­tics in­trin­sic to the John Hardy DNA. “Ad­woa is the def­i­ni­tion of a mod­ern-day leg­end. John Hardy felt a nat­u­ral grav­i­ta­tion to her au­then­tic­ity, pas­sion, fear­less­ness,” says Robert Han­son, CEO of John Hardy.

Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from jew­elry’s trans­for­ma­tive pos­si­bil­i­ties, Aboah and John Hardy cre­ated evoca­tive designs an­chored in the Earth’s raw power — a core ten­ant of the brand’s phi­los­o­phy — as rep­re­sented by vi­va­cious, tac­tile ma­te­ri­als in re­claimed sil­ver and gold and punc­tu­ated by col­or­ful stones se­lected for their af­firm­ing prop­er­ties: pyrite, black tour­ma­line and he­matite of­fer ground­ing and strength, whereas pink tour­ma­line, rose quartz and spinel ex­tend color, en­ergy and light.

“Our col­lab­o­ra­tion cel­e­brates the artis­tic spirit of chain, its em­pow­er­ing strength and abil­ity to trans­form into end­less com­bi­na­tions to ex­press to your per­sonal aes­thetic,” says Hol­lie Bon­neville Bar­den, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor of John Hardy. “The col­lec­tion was about cre­at­ing some­thing that felt nat­u­ral and sen­sual, but at the same time gave you an em­pow­ered strength.

From the very begin­ning, Ad­woa brought a dis­tinc­tive point of view on raw ma­te­ri­als that were rich in con­trasts, in­clud­ing pow­er­ful stones ac­cented with splashes of color that felt au­then­tic to her cre­ative, bold style. I wanted to re­flect both her strength as well as her elec­tric, up­lift­ing and vi­brant en­ergy”.

Rooted in John Hardy’s iconic Clas­sic Chain, the col­lec­tion echoes Aboah’s spir­ited, max­i­mal­ist ap­proach to styling. It mixes Clas­sic Chain’s re­fined hand-wo­ven links with the archival-in­spired Curb Chain, a graphic nod to street style. This union of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary tex­tures fur­ther in­fuses the col­lec­tion with Aboah’s youth­ful en­ergy and eclec­ti­cism, while re­in­forc­ing the brand’s sig­na­ture stacked and lay­ered styling. At the same time, the breadth of of­fer­ings in­vites all wear­ers to pick, pile and per­son­al­ize pieces to cre­ate a cus­tom look that show­cases their sin­gu­lar story.

“Cre­at­ing pieces that spoke to my au­then­tic­ity and that could be per­son­al­ized in a va­ri­ety of ways was very im­por­tant to me. Jew­elry has trans­for­ma­tive power. It com­mu­ni­cates your mood, story and ex­pres­sion,” ex­plains Aboah. “Each piece was de­signed to stand out on its own yet com­ple­ment the oth­ers to show depth and di­men­sion.” Bold multi-strand bracelets and neck­laces jux­ta­pose tex­tures, met­als and vi­brant stones. Ear­rings man­i­fest as over­sized hoops, sin­gle drops and chains in­tended for mix­ing and match­ing. An un­der­stated, sen­sual body chain can be worn un­der­neath or over cloth­ing, while stack­able signet rings speak to the al­lure of heir­looms. The col­lec­tion is avail­able in Oc­to­ber at se­lect world­wide re­tail­ers and at www. John­

About John Hardy

Visit the John Hardy Ubud Work­shop and Bou­tique to ex­pe­ri­ence the ar­ti­san­ship and shop­ping at the Ka­pal Bam­boo bou­tique, a 90-feet tall bam­boo build­ing stun­ningly lies in the mid­dle of paddy fields and farms. The guided work­shop tour will cover to its de­sign stu­dio where mas­ter ar­ti­sans are work­ing on ev­ery piece of jew­ellery with eight-step process us­ing fine jew­ellery tech­niques de­scended from the jewellers of Bali’s an­cient royal courts.

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