Inez and Vinoodh
Thakoon's second collection for Japan's Tasaki jewelry company would be an appropriate compliment to his own Spring 2011 line: simple, subtle and pale, the pieces are feminine and classic with a few fun twists, befitting what we have come to expect from Thakoon, a master of "twisting" and draping any material to his will.
Not every designer can do apparel and jewelry effectively, but both seem to come naturally to Thakoon. His romantic yet modern design aesthetic transllates easily to pearl-centric jewelry: for his second attempt, the designer incorporated small vintage details like bangle clasps inspired by antique door locks, and tiny padlocks with keys attached. We're coveting his simple gold bar rings embellished wth a trio of identical white pearls, but the necklaces are no less lovable, with tiny pearls intricately woven into delicate gold chains.
None of the jewelry feels costumey or even particularly trendy: these are pieces to wear not for a season or two, but for an entire lifetime. Prices are a tad steep (starting around $5000), but if you can afford a piece of the action, we think it'd make a worthy—and jaw-droppingly beautiful—investment.