Cape Town, 5 June 2014 – Johannesburg-based jewellery designer Henriette Botha has launched her A/W14 collection called The Fall. The range is made up of beautifully handcrafted pieces that combine bold, colourful beadwork; semiprecious stones, gold- and silver-plated brass, laser-cut detailing and crocheting.
With The Fall Botha has stayed true to her bold aesthetic and modern approach to traditional African jewellery through her signature use of brass and bamboo combined with unusual materials. The designs are made fresh and contemporary by incorporating nuances from a kaleidoscope of cultures. Each piece is rich in history with African, South American and Indian influences as well as elements inspired by nature.
Designs range from chunky statement pieces for the fearless woman to dainty and feminine necklaces and bracelets that have a subtler strength. Each item in the collection can hold its own and can be worn as a standout piece or piled on and stacked to bring the layering trend to accessorizing. Rich gold, black, oxblood and dark blues and purples infuse the designs with warmth.
This use of bold colour and Botha’s attention to detail put accessorizing in a whole new light. The range is perfectly suited to the new season’s approach to accessorisng: bold and colourful pieces with an Afrocentric edge.
‘I design for bold, fearless women who are not afraid to express themselves, women who appreciate beauty. I constantly try to push boundaries.’ Shop Henriette Botha’s A/W14 collection at www.henriettebotha.com
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