January 25, 2016
The mecca of curated homegrown brands, Hong Kong brand kapok, has just turned ten! While we’re whipping out the balloons to celebrate this milestone, the folks at kapok themselves sprung a special surprise worthy of a decade-old celebration – a unique collaboration with Singapore’s very own jewellery designer Carolyn Kan.
We love the #supportlocal slant this new kapok-Carrie K. collab is priming, in keeping with the kapok mission to curate and nurture emerging creative talents and artisans from around the world. Our girl Carrie K. is known to push the boundaries of craftsmanship, with her playful designs that challenge traditional notions of “desirable” jewellery. So it’s only natural that we’re beyond stoked to receive the one-off kapok x Carrie K. Capsule Collection with open arms – released most timely just before Valentine’s Day too.
The collaboration sees an unconventionally fresh take on design silhouettes, opening a new window to jewellery design – literally. Inspired by Peranakan window hooks of iconic Singapore shophouse shutters, the rings in the Capsule Collection are an explicit re-imagination of the window hook, and celebrate the beauty of mundane everyday life – in silver, rose gold-plated silver, and yellow gold-plated silver. If you’re looking for a bit more of a statement piece, the Collection also includes bracelets made from Carrie K.’s signature hand-branded leather, which also draw inspiration from the humble window hook. You can nab one for a loved one – or yourself – at the kapok Singapore flagship store at the National Design Centre, any day from 22 January to 22 February – just in time for anyone scrambling for a last minute V-Day present.
For that extra touch of love, you can even get your bracelets personalised – by homegirl Carrie K. herself. Mark your calendars for 30 January, and make a date with the designer at kapok NDC, in an exclusive workshop where you can letter stamp your one-of-a-kind bracelet clasp. Now that’s a present bound to get you back into anyone’s good books.
kapok x Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery Silver ring, $198; Gold-plated ring, $228; Rose gold-plated ring, $228; Leather bracelet with silver cuff, $258; Leather bracelet with gold plated cuff, $318; Leather bracelet with rose gold plated cuff, $318. Available at kapok National Design Centre until 22 February. CarrieKRocks.com