by Kenneth Yu in New Fashion, New Products on Saturday 10 February 2007

Wabi-sabi, meaning ‘beauty in imperfection’ in Japanese, has been a trend in the fashion scene for quite a while, manifesting itself in the recent deconstruction craze and the love of all things handmade. However it has never been the domain of jewelry, where polished perfection has always been its defining quality. Till now, that is. Argentum, a Singaporean accessories label, produces intricately crafted jewellery pieces that drip with wabi-sabi. With an errant fray of a ribbon here and a metal mesh poking its head out there, it’s the ultimate ornamentation for urban tribes-people. [see also Lydia Holt]