Adorably Adorned

29 Jul 2013

  • t is still partly scorching, partly downpour, here in Hong Kong, so it’s proving a little hard to get into the mood of autumn winter. Having said this, Joyce has discovered some fun and fantastic accessories to help you sail into autumn in 2013.
    Joyce handpicked some young design talents who have drawn inspirations from cultural references to inspire their creative imagination. They worked with a wide array of design elements including animals, cartoons, historical films and other quirky motifs, to create whimsical headpieces and tongue-in-cheek handbags. The only common thread is that they are rule-breakers and determined to “reset” the definition of accessories design.


    Ashley Williams grew up in the U.A.E and returned to England to study womenswear at the University of Westminster. London It-girls Alice Dellal and Pixie Geldof as well as songstress divas Rita Ora and Rihanna, all love her quirky interpretation of vintage dolls and cartoon pieces. We can’t resist cuddling these little handbags that were once our childhood fluffy bunnies and teddy bears.

    Massimiliano Amicucci founded Move “Officine del cappello” in 2010. His hats are made by hand, using natural materials such as beaver, hare and leather. Prior to establishing his own label, Amicucci had years of experience in creating theatrical hat pieces for major productions, including “Moulin Rouge”, “Marie Antoinette”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Les misérables”. We can celebrate the 19th century revolutionary spirit in AW2013, because Amicucci has reproduced the hats that were featured in Les misérables for Joyce.

    Piers Atkinson, one of Joyce’s long term collaborators, is never afraid to be daring in his hat pieces. He has once again created an exclusive collection for us. The AW2013 collection is filled with generic caps decorated with plastic toys such as dinosaurs, polar bears and cutesy penguins and rabbits. They are extraodinary creations made with ordinary objects. Both fun-loving boys and girls can enjoy styling themselves with these exclusive designs.

    Victoria Grant is a London based Milliner who has partnered with the TopShop Group and created hat pieces for Temperley London autumn winter 2010 fashion show. For her own autumn winter 2013 collection, she took a fine art/ sculpture making approach in her latest collection, using quirky phrases, dollar bills and fast food chain logos as design motifs. Beautiful objects with a hidden message, one needs to put on the thinking cap to figure it out, literally….