A new generation of designers has quietly taken facial accessories to the next level. More advanced than a simple facial piercing. It seems that this jewelry will soon cease to be part of the avant-garde crowd and will boldly enter the street fashion trends.
Unusual decorations of the phalanges of the fingers, ears or wrists – you will not surprise anyone with such accessories, but the face is still virgin territory at the moment.
This is something so unique and unknown that it is often found purely among representatives of different subcultures. For them, this is a kind of protest and provocation. But times seem to be changing. Now only humans can wear facial jewelry without fear of facing judicial gazes.
Joan Tan, a graduate of Central University of the Arts in London St Martins, has created an entire series of nose rings that require no piercings. It is made of 18 karat gold and complemented with diamonds and pearls. The curved lines allow the jewelry to stay on the bridge of the nose and nose without falling off.
American brand King Reld sparks the imagination with steel chain wigs and chunky imitation pearl tooth necklaces.
In the works of the Turkish artist Burcu Büyükünal, the face turns into a theater of alterations. Jewelry wraps the cheeks and lifts the chin, deforming the folds. Some of the decorations evoke horror rather than delight because of their resemblance to instruments of torture.
Sometimes the message is political: designer Eva Novak has created an elegant gold mask that blocks facial recognition technology.
There is no doubt that face accessories are attractive, even if many of them defy the expectations of traditional jewellery. So when it becomes a feature of street fashion, it is only a matter of time.