Robert Wellington finds its inspiration through love of fashion, life, and elements of the natural world. A fascination with mystical symbols and unconventional elements finds its way into the collection of hand-crafted jewellery pieces.
Combinations of silver, leather, wood and mixed stone create a feeling of contemporary awareness yet revisiting times of past curiosity. Each piece captures an imaginary moment transforming it to reality, and evokes a strong yet graceful power.
RW London jewellery and accessories are for those in search of something out-of-the-ordinary, unperturbed by convention and rules.
1. Where are you from and currently reside?
Brazilian born. Currently based in London.
2. When did you start designing jewelry and accessories?
9 years ago.
3. What sparked the interest in your career choice?
I always had a love of fashion and making things. Jewellery and body art were always a fascination for me.
4. Where does your inspiration come from?
Architecture, elements from nature and my environment generally.
5. What materials are used to create your pieces?
Leather, silver, raw crystal, bone, and sometimes I go with a new material that inspires me at the time.
6. Are there any particular materials that you have not worked with and plan to incorporate for a future collection?
I’m thinking of incorporating rubber, wood and other metals.
7. What is your favorite material to work with?
Silver and leather.
8. How much time is involved in creating a collection?
It could be a matter a weeks or months depending.
9. How would you describe the Robert Wellington customer?
Someone with a unique sense of style, with a vision of the future.
10. Is there a struggle between having a business and wanting it to be lucrative and being a creative artist doing design work?
Yes definitely. It would be nice to produce pieces just for effect but at the end of the day I still need to consider the business.
11. Is there a public figure that you’d love to see your wearing your pieces?
I think someone like Lenny Kravitz, or even The Pope!
12. Do you think it’s beneficial for your business to utilise social media outlets?
Yes, it’s essential.
13. Worst thing about your job?
14. Best thing about your job?
Doing what I love.
15. Advice for people who want to start a career in fashion design?
You need to have passion for it to start with. Arm yourself with as many skills as you can, and persist!!
Photographer: Manny Roman
Model: Jak McGrath
Jewelry and accessories by RW London. Pants by Boris Bidjan Saberi. Long sleeve black tee by Cedric Jakquemyn.
Boots by Silent by Damir Doma and leather jacket by All Saints.