The latest designer to hit the virtual shelves of the Lore Jewellery Boutique is the fabulous Lovers Tempo. Based in Vancouver, Canada, we are incredibly proud to be the first official UK stockist of Lovers Tempo Jewellery and feel like we hit the jackpot when we stumbled across their stunning collections. With a focus on trend inspired designs, there are striking ear jackets, lariats and chokers handmade using a mixture of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and Swarovski Crystals with 14ct gold and sterling silver plated finishes.
Classic studs are given a contemporary twist with clever use of geometric shapes and unique palettes of colour. The Spring/Summer 2017 collection uses a sumptuous combination of pale pink, kelp green and opal white hues to stunning effect. Founded by Designer & Creative Director, Elaine Kim, we were curious to find out a little more about how she comes up with these extraordinary creations. Scroll down for our latest Designer Spotlight interview featuring the fabulous Elaine Kim of Lovers Tempo...
Where do you draw your inspiration for your designs from?
I love great design in all disciplines. I'm inspired by graphic design, apparel, architecture, art, interior, industrial design..the list goes on. And of course, designs and colours found in natural environments as well. Each season, I try and capture a mood by looking at different design inspirations and drawing out how that would be interpreted through composition and colour in jewelry. We think of the modern woman as our muse and what she wants to wear and how she wants to express herself.
What other designers are you inspired by?
Even though my personal style isn't very feminine, I'm drawn to a lot of fashion designers who represent femininity. Ulla Johnson is one of my favourite designers at the moment. I'm also very into Australian labels like Lover and Keepsake The Label. I find Australian designers often create the perfect blend of sophisticated femininity with just the right amount of effortlessness!
How important is it to be ethically minded in today's fashion world?
How did you get into jewellery design?
What does the future hold for Lover's Tempo?