Purple Magazine
— F/W 2007 issue 8

Ligia Dias

Natacha Ramsay photographed by Camille Vivier

First discrovered by Rei Kawakubo, LIGIA DIAS  designs a line for Comme des Garçons, sold exclusively in their Tokyo store. Now working in Paris herself, the avant-garde jewelry designer continues to use industrial materials — nuts, bolts, pipes, chains, plastic, along with the standard jewelers’ palette of strass, pearls, stones, etc. — turning traditional jewelry design on it’s head. She recycles good and bad taste , low and high quality. The unexpected strength of her jewelry comes from the way she challenges the conventions of luxury, giving sophistication a rough edge. Neither ktschy or pop, her work remains abstract.

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F/W 2007 issue 8

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