Tatty Devine marks the countdown to Brexit through jewellery
The EU and Me collection observes the end of an era
As the UK prepares to go in a new direction, artists, designers and jewellers are expressing themselves in the way they know best – through their work. For Tatty Devine, who has been outspoken in the past about the ways membership of the EU has established their British jewellery brand, the occasion could not pass unmarked.
It is a natural move for the jeweller, whose fun statement pieces in acrylic have imbued playful pieces with a serious edge since its beginning in 1999. The brand, founded in east London by Chelsea School of Art graduates Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE, have honed their trademark of light-hearted jewels which succinctly capture the zeitgeist. Their jewellery, designed and made in-house by a female team, is frequently inspired by the cultural landscape and is often the result of collaborations with fellow artists and designers.
The updated EU and Me collection subverts well-known symbols. In the Heart Broken for EU brooch and pendant, the traditional blue of the European Flag is rethought in blue glitter acrylic and studded with golden stars. The Crying for EU necklace and earrings is composed of laser-cut acrylic teardrops in glitter, pearl and a reflective blue, making for an astute rethinking of the traditional silhouette. §