A jewelry line inspired by children’s stories?
You got that right! Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland was indisputably 2009’s most talked-about movie and , surprise, it didn’t even come out in 2009.
The major influence of Disney and Depp plus the pictures’ elegant, richly textured fantasy world that honors Lewis Carroll’s 19th-century fairy tale seem to have charmed the jewels industry partly represented by Mouse House, which had apparently enlisted daring Tom Binns to create a jewelry line inspired by the story.
Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, which had its own jewelry collection by Pamela Love and also surprisingly hairy monster costumes at the Opening Ceremony, seems to have set a precedent.
We now assume Binns’ necklace, filled with silverfish broken teacups and estimated at $1,000 to $1,500, to attract the Jane Hotel crowd`s attention even more than the See Jane Run set. Tom Binns` recent jewelry work follows the tradition he himself has started by his first revolutionary collection, Objets Trouves (which was described as being true to a strong Dada influence and continued to mark his design works even through the collaboration with Vivian Westwood and Malcom Maclaren – “Punk Couture”).