Dragon Takes On Bento Box, Conquers Paris
Chances are, the last time you wore jewelry that looked like food, it was back in preschool, and the jewelry in question was a necklace made out of Froot Loops. But Australian designer Lucy Folk, for one, continues to endorse the decorative potential of edibles. Folk’s collections, which are sold at her flagship boutique in Melbourne, as well as shops such as Colette in Paris and Matches in the U.K., feature earrings that look like tortilla chips, farfalle- and penne-shaped pendants, and, for the man who is carb-averse, crab-claw cufflinks. For her latest outing, Folk teamed up with Yukimi Nagano, the Swedish/Japanese lead singer of electro-pop band Little Dragon, on a collection inspired by bento box meals. Motifs include pumpkin seeds and grains of rice, while the palette of the more colorful pieces incorporates pickled ginger pink and wasabi green.
According to Folk, she and Nagano met through a mutual friend, and quickly discovered their mutual affection for each other’s work. Collaboration seemed a natural next step. “Because Yukimi grew up with a Japanese father who loved to cook, it seemed fitting that we create our bento collection using a smattering of the much-loved cuisine of her childhood,” Folk explains. Now that the collection is arriving in stores, Folk and Nagano are celebrating in two ways: On Wednesday, they’re throwing a launch party at Colette, featuring actual, comestible bento boxes, as well as a Little Dragon DJ set, and today, they’re debuting their video for the collection exclusively on Style.com. Keep an eye out for a familiar face or two.