Akillis fascination with snakes brings us three new jewellery pieces, the Python Feather Cuffs collection. Melding reptile influences with birds of flight, these cuffs are an exquisite hybrid of precious animal and futuristic carapace. Designer Caroline Gaspard drew on her exuberant imagination and travels to faraway places to imbue this capsule line with a more tribal feel.
Caroline’s vision was to place two noble materials in diametric opposition, the weightless fluffiness of feathers set against chunky gold and crystalline diamonds.
This contrast between lightness and matter is deeply symbolic of the brand. At the core of Akillis there is always duality: between undulations and straight lines, softness and strength, femininity and virility, futuristic and ethnic, avant-garde and traditional- a recipe for timelessness.