inspired by imperfections

Last summer Nina van Houten graduated from the prestigious Central St Martins College of Art and Design. Her graduate collection looks at the obsession with beauty in our society and how we are always trying to perfect ourselves. This collection tries to bring the focus back to ourselves and makes us see the beauty that lies in imperfection. “Scars, usually seen as an imperfection and often hidden away, when taken out of context become the opposite. By casting them in different materials, they get highlighted in a different way, and we are able to see their beauty for what it truly is... no longer signs of imperfection but beautiful additions to the body that make us all unique.” The scars are transformed into metal and glass and made into a delicate collection of jewellery, ranging from necklaces to brooches.