London, United Kingdom
A luxurious, yet intriguingly edgy addition to the world of jewellery, Violet Darkling is a clever combination of wit, imagination and sophistication.
Violet Darkling is the alter ego of New Zealand born designer Louisa Richwhite. Inspired by the 'darkness' and all things nocturnal, her outdoor roots and quirky humor, along with a desire to make life a little more magical, have created a cutting-edge first collection.
Growing up on a secluded island off the coast of New Zealand allowed Violet’s creativity and imagination to run free. Indulging in painting, reading and studying art, her nights staying up late telling ghost stories around the fire influenced her imagination and experimentation as an artist from a young age.
Her family then relocated to Switzerland and later to England. The English countryside with its woodland creatures and its historical heritage combined with the classic style of Swiss high-end luxury has had an influence on her avant-garde designs.
Her enthusiasm for fashion led her to study in London where she now resides and has her studio. She also worked with New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker.
Richwhite's unique ability to transport us back to our childhood is told through her first collection, where she reminds us of the fears, the magic, and fascination with creatures of the night. The skull of a wide-eyed Tarsier and the unfamiliar Fossa are adorned with colorful gemstones.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks, all sculpted in silver and plated in gold, dripping in sapphires and tourmalines are key statement pieces that are collective items in their own right.
Fierce, dark yet delicately feminine, her designs create something truly magical.
Violet Darkling is a highly narrative brand, based on stories dreamed up by founder and designer Louisa Richwhite. Born and raised in New Zealand, jewelry designer Louisa Richwhite has always indulged...
We spoke to some of our darkest designers about their macabre collections. Each designer weaves a story using a series of ghoulish or scary shapes and...
Another week, another influx of amazingly creative and unique designers.
Upper Metal Class
Upper Metal Class jewelry is cool, minimalist and environmentally...