Ideal perfect beauty in the physical and moral sense, especially as perceived by Greek philosophers.
Adèle Dejak’s latest collection—Kalon—made up of rings, bracelets, neck pieces and kiondos was launched at the revamped Blankets & Wine festival in April. The majority of this collection is made from recycled brass, but popular pieces incorporate glass beads.
Some designs, such as the K-DAYO ring, were inspired by symbolic pieces like the Samburu nose ring, while other pieces were a result of the designer “playing with bits of brass” to see how the various shapes looked stacked on her fingers.
The designer’s preference is for bold designs but in the months since the launch she has adapted the K-DAYO to make it more delicate at the request of her clients.
Adèle Dejak will be back for Blankets & Wine’s 10th edition. The festival will be headlined by Grammy award winning British singer Estelle and will include performances by Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Sage and Jarel.
Photographs courtesy of Joseph Baraza.