An ode to Rome.
Feeling inspired upon the return from a birthday trip to Rome, Lucy Williams (blogger, writer and stylist) was stirred to create a collection based around the city’s antiquities and treasured artefacts. Together Lucy and Marisa Hordern (Missoma Founder & Creative Director) joined forces for the second time to create a collection depicting Roman iconography.
The collection features a selection of pendant necklaces inspired by coins and talismans with cultural motifs from ancient Rome. The coins echo the detailed, symbolic execution of Roman jewellery, whilst the fresh interpretation brings amulet status symbols into the 21st century for the modern woman.
Four pieces within the collection contain Malachite; this stone, rich green in colour, was popular in ancient Rome and was often used for jewellery as it was sacred to the Goddess Juno—the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire.
From concept to sketch, Marisa and Lucy worked together to build a collection of elements, charms and contemporary shapes. An integral part of Missoma designs is their ability to be worn alone or layered. Missoma embraces the need for versatility and the desire for interchangeable pieces and collectable pendants and charms, enabling our jewellery pieces to be a unique expression of individual style.
THE LUCY WILLIAMS X MISSOMA: COLLABORATION STORY
The Roman Collection is part two of the Lucy Williams x Missoma collaboration story. In 2015 Lucy and Marisa joined forces to create the Lucy Williams x Missoma tribal collection featuring the now iconic Large Horn and Mini Fang Necklaces. Pieces which, two years on are still an every-day staple on every it-girl from the UK to Australia and beyond. Two years on, Missoma is set to launch Lucy Williams x Missoma: The Roman Collection in October 2017, launching exclusively on missoma.com on 4th October.