CONOR JOSEPH

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Whilst studying jewellery design at Central Saint Martins College of Art, Conor Joseph was able to explore and take inspiration from an array of inter-disciplines such as film, visual art and sculpture to form unique pieces of jewellery, which he now makes in London’s historical jewellery epicentre, Hatton Garden.

Prevailing themes in his work include otherness, fetishism and the macabre. The darkness of his designs juxtaposes the classically British Craftsmanship, to produce beautifully unique constructed items of fine contemporary jewellery. Looking at the ironic obviousness of this trending fashion source Joseph found this relatable to the obviousness of classic slasher horror moves with its repeatedly over-saturated movie formula, this led him envisioning a slasher movie scenario taking place on modern day council estate.

Conor Joseph’s latest collection is a tongue in cheek observation on the influence of British subcultures that are prolific in fashion today, with Joseph introducing an added theme of hammer horror to create a humorous mash up. Stereotypical ‘chav’ street-wear, which was once considered the epitome of bad taste due to its sign of low social status, is now the height of fashion and a basic wardrobe staple. Looking at the ironic obviousness of this trending fashion source Joseph found this relatable to the obviousness of classic slasher horror moves with its repeatedly over-saturated movie formula, this led him envisioning a slasher movie scenario taking place on modern day council estate. This combination created a witty collection of blood covered sovereign rings, bleeding knuckle dusters, classic hooped earrings that are covered in human veins as well as various other takes on this amusing chav-horror mashup.