We've been following the amazing Italian accessory label Design Digest for a while now, so we were very excited to see their latest collection, showcased alongside some of their strongest pieces from previous collections, at Ozone Showroom in Paris. Design Digest is a collaboration which began in late 2013 and led by Luana Marmo, Biagio and Emanuele Michieletti along with the support of designers Sara Simone and Irene Pecchenino. One can see the innovative approach to fashion accessories is driven by the designers' backgrounds in the fields of architecture and design.
The overall design sensibility of Design Digest is to create items which are simple statement pieces that are minimal yet fresh at the same time. While they can appear simple upon first glance, their simplicity hides a complex idea in terms of design. Their collections have evolved over time, taking into account their explorations of traditional notions masculine versus feminine and aiming to create a sensual output in their pieces.
All of the pieces from Design Digest are made from 304 stainless steel. Being a refined material, mostly used in architecture, this material is allowed to be reinterpreted into fashion accessories while maintaining its signature qualities, such as resistance and lucidity. The pieces are truly brilliant in person.
Black Off is the latest collection from Design Digest for Autumn Winter 2016. For this collection, the design is an artful dance between darkness and aesthetic. For this collection, they have used a new technique called PVD (physical vapour deposition) in order to turn the steel black. Basically, the metals were vaporized in order to give the steel a brilliant black coating. They've also added a bit of black leather to the pieces in the Black Off collection. This collection also moves beyond the male/female notions to become a truly agender accessory brand.