Aren’t these great + mad sick? If I didn’t know any better, I would swear these necklaces by Spanish brand FEEAS looked to Cinemax’s great new series ‘The Knick’, starring Clive Owen, as inspiration but not the case at all. For those who don’t know, ‘The Knick’ is based on the professional + personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century, + back then, they would perform surgeries at cold blood.
According to the designer, these pieces have been created reusing items bought in antique shops + flea markets, with most of them having been in existence for more than a century. Now although they’re all necklaces, the designer meant for the pieces to be small objects of art, with a somewhat macabre appearance + that’s not very hard with a syringe + pliers in the mix.
FEEAS believes that these objects have their own stories, having been used by people who lived in other parts of the world + at other times. In doing so, the designer has tried to retain their spirit subtlely intervening in them, with the idea that in a future someone would want to return it to its original use. Sure some appear to be ‘more functional’ than others but when combined with one’s wardrobe, they take on a new form if not representation with new reinterpretation.
Here’s the designer’s inspiration for the pieces is ‘not that people embellish themselves with more or less aesthetic objects; but to dress up without any complex in intangible + invisible sensations. In summary, I want people to attach to the lapel or hang to the neck nostalgic dosages, memories, dreams that graze nightmares, paranoias, discomforts + doubts. What each one prefers in that moment.’ Of course, due to the age of each piece, they must be handled with care.
For your very own FEEAS piece, they are available for purchase at NOT JUST A LABEL.