Leyla Asif
Jungeun Han
Soo Kim
Evdokia Savva
Gigi Barker
Yuchen Cao
Katharina Gross
Ana Jimenez Palomar
Anjali Shah
Yangyi Bao
Maylinda Bhakdithanaseth
Flora Bhattachary
Aurelie LeBourhis
Yi Cheng
Noor Fares
Anshu Hu
Kaixi Huang
Hyerim Kim
Dong Kim
Jihye Lee
Poornima Subramanian
Lydia Sui
Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang
Sustainable Luxury

Sustainability has become an important element in the development strategy of China and infuses Jin’s personal design values. Employing sustainable materials in a collection of contemporary luxury jewellery, Jin followed structural principles from nature interpreted through origami traditions, to create complex forms with compact shapes and rhythmical style.

The contrast between the black structured textural forms and rough golden edges creates a unique feeling of dramatic luxury. Questioning ideas of value and luxury, in a world where these two concepts are socially related, offers intriguing opportunities.

This exploration embraces salmon leather’s unexpected opportunity as a material for jewellery. The tremendous changes in the ecological environment across the world attracted Jin to think about the possibility of using abandoned materials. In China, people normally throw away salmon skin after taking the flesh. Due to advances in technology and after special treatment, salmon leather can now be flexible and tough enough to be applied in various fields.