Sumary of Shahar Livne designs fossil-like jewellery for Balenciaga from ocean plastic:
- The jewellery range, which comprises three different bangles, one ring and two pairs of hooped earrings, was designed to complement Balenciaga’s Afterworld:.
- The Balenciaga accessories team adapted the shapes of vintage jewellery pieces from their archives, before handing them over to Livne, who remolded them to give them a new “fossilized”.
- This was done by recreating them from a mixture of ocean plastic retrieved by Oceanworks and calcium carbonate – a waste product from the marble industry..
- As the designer told Dezeen, she and Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia used the same method that Livne developed during her personal Metamorphism project to create the jewellery…