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Silver rubber love

by Damien Brachet in Design on 22 July 2005

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The world has abruptly come to an end. While sifting through wreckage, visiting aliens uncover charred remnants of silver jewellery. Such is the world of Singaporean designer Shing's Argentum, a post-apocalyptic rebirth from ashes and radioactive snow, steeped in ancient hand craft. Her S/S 2005 collection, "Black, White and Scarlet", pairs oxydized and matte silver bracelets, chokers and chains with fine rubber. For cursed love-bound romance in the attic.

Caution: watch out for her signature suicide tag, a tiny razor-sharp edge in case of emergency spleen. Her loyal customers confess an unhealthy pleasure in that feature.

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Mad Max meets Nick Cave, meet the necro-romantics. The St-Martins trained designer's latest AW2005 collection, "Still Life", is inspired from the Pere Lachaise cemetary in Paris: love, death and eternity wed in morbid abandon, silver, lace and onyx.

Argentum can be found in Surface2Air Paris, Gigantic Store NYC, E.Lorenzo L.A., The Pineal Eye London, in Mentova, Incubus and Cul-de-Sac Sydney, and Blackjack Singapore.

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