Until now, rocker Pete Doherty’s most memorable connection to the fashion world had been his tumultuous, two-year relationship with Kate Moss. But he is now forging his own path in the style world through a jewelry collection designed with London jeweler Hannah Martin.
The line, called Albion Trinketry, is made up of chunky oxidized silver chain necklaces and bracelets, silver medal-shape cuff links and bold rings made from rose gold and mammoth tusk. Doherty unveiled it last week at Joseph in London’s Westbourne Grove. “I’m like a magpie really in a lot of ways,” said Doherty, in between drags on a cigarette. “I’ve always collected [jewelry], unsuccessfully most of it — you treasure it and it gets lost.” Doherty said the jeweler was inspired by his collection of “trinkets. I’ve got ivory, cigarette tins, old cases, old glass,” he said.
Martin said she drew inspiration from Doherty’s collectibles, namely elephant figurines, military jackets and taxidermy. Prices range from 425 pounds, or $663 at current exchange, for a pair of silver cuff links, to 8,725 pounds, or $13,600, for a solid rose gold ring. “It’s just a shame I can’t afford to buy them myself,” Doherty said. “They cost a fortune.”
Pete is fierce, frugal, remains flawless, etc.
NY FASHION Magazine