JOANNE . T
The foundation of JOANNE T. embraces a limitless exploration of arts and design through aesthetic instinct. With the aim to create a paradigm shift on how jewellery is perceived using a mix of modern and traditional jewellery making techniques. The designs are topical and minimalistic, using only elements that contribute to the readability and usability, to create designs with a strong visual impact that stimulates conversation. A collection of handmade facial ornaments inspired by radical tribal jewellery that aims to combat the media’s idealisation of beauty and the modern obsession with plastic surgery. Ranging from nose cuffs to clips and facial frames, the jewellery allows wearers to customise their appearance at will, empowering them through enhancement rather than modification of their natural features.
Constructed with 18-carat yellow gold, diamonds, and pearls, each piece is uniquely designed with varied structures, scaled accordingly to fit the multitude of facial anatomies of both Asian and Western societies. Thin gold wireframes highlight the wearer’s delicate features, while diamonds and pearls add an elaborate touch that draws attention to imperfect attributes.
JOANNE T. 's jewellery challenges wearers’ insecurities by enhancing their dissatisfying facial features as an act of embracing their flaws.