Boutique Bracelets, Rings, Pendants and Necklaces by Australian designers Jessica Constance and Katherin Etheridge
Visit the official Dallas and Carlos Website – http://www.dallasandcarlos.com
Australian Fashion Review caught up with the girls for a few words on their boutique jewellery label Dallas and Carlos. Dallas and Carlos Jewellery is made from top quality elements, including 23 – 24k gold plating, stirling silver and italian leathers.
Please introduce yourself Katherine & Jess and tell us about your backgrounds?
We met when we were 16 or so at high school in Melbourne. Jessica [Constance] went on to study Fashion in Milan and then worked as a stylist between London and Milan. Katherine [Etheridge] studied Commerce and then Interior Design and was working as an interior designer in Australia.
How did the Dallas And Carlos jewellery label begin?
DALLASANDCARLOS began on a trip to South America. We found ourselves on a small island in the South of Brazil living in two separate apartments- one called ‘DALLAS’ the other ‘CARLOS’. We were really taken by Brazil- the music, colours, and complete unpredictability of the place. We took our ideas to Miami and began work on our first collection that was launched in Australia in December last year.
What can we expect from Dallas And Carlos in the coming collections?
An eclectic mix of accessories using interesting materials that have been sourced especially for each collection. We hope to keep creating different and distinctive pieces that have an exciting edge. We hope to continue working on collaborations with other creatives and although we are now based in Australia, we want to continue to travel and take inspiration from unusual places.
What do you hope to accomplish with your jewellery label? What is the dream!?
To produce mind-blowing accessories that are constantly changing but are always timeless in their design. We would like to expand our range of accessories and would love to do a book.
Who are your favourite fashion designers and what about them inspires you? What else inspires you?
We love Martin Margiela and Bless for translating art into their work; Azzedine Alia and Herve Leger for their simplicity and understated designs; Louis Vuitton and YSL for amazing shoes; Bape for creating limited and memorable collections and Alexander McQueen (RIP) for his imaginative approach to design. We are inspired by video clips, street signs, furniture, films, slogans, text, art, colours, photography, films, animals, music and street culture.
If you could pick someone famous that best represents your labels style, who would it be? Alternatively, what famous person/s would you want wearing your jewellery?
We would like to see the likes of M.I.A or Dj Busy P sporting DALLASANDCARLOS. Miami was like a playground for American music and we would love to see more music producers- like Crookers who we did some pieces for – get into it.
Complete the following sentence: Dallas And Carlos jewellery is unique because:
Every piece is an interpretation of our experiences.