For New Jewelry Line Uribe, Family Matters-------
In an industry oft focused on fast fashion and the next big thing, it’s nice to see a brand that pulls its inspiration from its founders’ rich family heritage. Launched by husband-and-wife duo, American-Chilean designer Tiffany and branding and advertising whiz Sion Phillips, Uribe is a London-based jewelry label defined by the pair’s diverse backgrounds, their travels, and their traditions. “We both come from families with family businesses, so we always had this idea that we were going to do something together,” the designers explained. “We discussed for a long time what kind of business we wanted to create—what company culture and structure we wanted. Jewelry was almost the thing that came after the ethos of the brand.” Tiffany spent years working at Chanel and Kenzo before meeting Sion in Paris, moving to London, and setting up shop with him. In the debut collection, the pieces display elements of both their kin as well as their own history together—Sion’s family’s background in medical instruments are mirrored in the two-tone metal treatments; Tiffany’s South American roots can be traced in the use of the semiprecious lapis lazuli and the enameled black; white graphic zigzags are a nod to Sion’s career in graphic design. And then there’s the name, Uribe, which is Tiffany’s Chilean maiden name. Adding an element of fun and games rather than simply adorning the body, the necklaces have what look like little faces, and each features details like hooks, twists, and loops that allow the wearer to really make the accessories their own.
The collection can be found on studiouribe.co.uk and will be available at Net-a-Porter and My Wardrobe.