She’s from Norway and her collections reflect the typical lights of Scandinavian countries. Her name is Annie Berner and her collection “Digital Deco – A Kaleidoscopic Carnival of Influences and Emotions” is entirely inspired by the Art Déco architecture of Miami and New York. Having just graduated from the London College of Fashion, the Norwegian designer has left us speechless with an innovative futuristic collection from which a great affinity for fashion accessories and a strong intuition for jewellery trends emerge.
In the continuing search for the man-machine relationship, Annie proposed a series of pieces, taking full advantage of the digital era. It was no coincidence that the design for this came about thanks to the union of cutting-edge instruments and artisanal techniques. The surprising effect is due to these distinctions. Her jewels are astounding for their oversized dimensions, their contrasting textures, her colour choices that, thanks to the subtleness of the shades, give earrings, bracelets, and rings a warm feel and a suggestive tropical nature.
Are they mechanisms or the latest game? It’s the indefinite that attracts us to these jewels. Plastic materials and a variety of shades create the illusion of movement and, thanks to the power and richness of Norwegian quartz, a surprising effect is certain. The keystone of Berner’s style is epitomized by a strong high-tech feel and a combination of intriguing organic elements. The hottest piece? Without doubt, this original men’s choker with a masculine “piercing” effect.
Text by Giulia Romani
8 September 2014