Dominic Jones has done extremely well for himself since dropping out of his course in Jewellery Design at the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design. Not only has he become the first jeweller to be included in the official London Fashion Week London Fashion Week show schedule, but he's also been championed by Anna Wintour, and was named jewellery designer of the year at the Elle Style Awards 2011. His punk inspired designs have become almost cult favourites amongst fashion insiders and are often sported by his muses who include Florence Welch and Alice Dellal.
Jones’s signature style comes from blending tough bold pieces with a feminine elegance. One of his first designs to really garner critical attention was his gold knuckle-duster ring, which is perfect for girls who are a wild child at heart.
For SS12, Jones took gothic cathedrals and Soviet sculpture as a starting point for a collection that was slightly more abstract than his past work. The influence of stained glass windows could be seen in the use of brightly coloured gems, while the inclusion of uncharacteristically delicate chains gave the collection a regal theme. This wasn’t a complete departure from the punk pieces that have made the jeweller’s name though, as there were plenty of chunky rings, earrings and studs on show. In particular, the cathedral spire inspired oversize pointy rings and triangular necklaces were trademark Jones.
For this collection, there was an expanded use of semi-precious gems, with elements like moonstones and amethyst worked into the pieces, making this the designer’s most grown up work to date. At only 25, Jones is already making a name for himself as one of London’s boldest young talents, and from the look of this new collection, his star will only continue to rise.