Julia Restoin-Roitfeld collects beautiful and original pieces of jewelry, among them the creations of Tom Binns. Born in Belfast in Northern Ireland, Binns was influenced by the Dada movement to begin his own revolution and create his collection of "Object Trouves." He then went on to collaborate with Malcolm Maclaren and Vivian Westwood on the "Punk Couture" collection.
For his next fantastic collection, Binns will work with Disney to create jewels inspired by Alice in Wonderland for the Tim Burton film set to release in spring 2010. The "Tom Binns for Walt Disney Signature" collection is a limited edition and will be priced from $1,000 to $2,000. A more accessible collection "Tom Binns for Disney Couture" is designed in collaboration with Lucas Design International and will run from $100 to $500.
If you are in the New York area, stop into the Tom Binns Megastore for a bit of sparkle; it opened this February at 41 Perry Street in the West Village. Note his hilarious "Anti-Luxxx" line which uses engraved silver medallions that describe the real stones that should hang in their place, "Big Diamond," "Pearl," Emerald". Love the irony.
Photograph of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's jewelry by Tom Binns © 2009 Todd Selby. All Rights Reserved.
Photograph of Tom Binns courtesy of interviewmagazine.com.
Photograph of Tom Binns Alice in Wonderland design courtesy of GlamChic.