Remember the now-defunct multi-label store and OG streetwear chain 77th Street which was the retail haunt for youths back in the day before it shuttered in 2016? Now visualise its repertoire of metal jewellery which was always displayed in a glass box at the front of the shop.
Those silver-coloured designs stood out for their hard-edged styles and genres that span tribal art and heavy metal music. Flash forward to 2021 and the resurgence of this jewellery aesthetic is felt once more as individualistic style comes to the fore.
Ahead, we chat with three young independent designers – bedroom and professional – who are channelling an equally unbridled don’t-mess-with-me attitude with their handcrafted designs.