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Silk&Steel Superluxe release ‘Anther’ Winter 2017 Collection April 18 2017

Elegant with a subtle edge, Silk&Steel’s Superluxe range is in its very essence, easy to wear, relaxed luxury jewellery designed to be worn alone or layered and stacked together.

Inspired by flora’s delicate forms and details, an ‘anther’ is a part of a flowers’ stamen that contains the pollen. The pollen is the very essence of the flower, the alluring property that makes it so irresistible.

Each piece from the Anther collection has been handmade in sterling silver and set with beautiful gemstones, from luxurious Green Tourmaline, Amethyst and Black Spinel. The Anther collection also incorporates Silk&Steel’s signature anther spike, combining alluring style with an edgy-chic twist.

 

 

The collection includes rings sets, fine bracelets and necklaces, hoop earrings and faceted studs. All styles are available in sterling silver and 18kt gold plated sterling silver.

Special Healing Properties
Amethyst -
with its beautiful calming essence, Amethyst is a healing stone said to promote inner strength. Wear this beautiful gemstone to enhance peacefulness, happiness and contentment.

Green Tourmaline - this beautifully vibrant green gemstone is said to promote vitality, love of life, abundance and joyful peace. Pantone declared Greenery as its colour of 2017, so not only will you be wearing the colour of choice you will be improving your health and wellbeing.

Black Spinel - wear this striking black gem as a protective stone to enhance positivity and ground you.

Silk&Steel’s Anther collection will be available from stockists nationwide from April 18 2017 and online www.silkandsteel.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/silknsteel Instagram: @silkandsteeljewellery #silkandsteel Web: www.silkandsteel.co.nz

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About Silk&Steel:

With an unconventional approach to design, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion jewellery worthy of runways, celebrities, and the everyday New Zealand woman. Hailing from London with an Italian background, Sarah draws inspiration from her European heritage and offers both dramatic statement pieces fit for the world of couture and a wearable diffusion line, capturing an edgy boho-chic aesthetic right throughout her collections. Silk&Steel designs are beautifully crafted presenting unique juxtapositions of textiles, gems, hand-sewn detailing and collectable vintage. Sarah carefully sources quality materials from around the globe for all of her works, the majority of which are carefully handcrafted right here in New Zealand. Launched in 2010, Silk&Steel has been making waves ever since and has been involved in a variety of stimulating collaborations with leading New Zealand fashion designers Yvonne Bennetti and Trelise Cooper. Sarah’s couture and bespoke pieces have even been compared to the likes of Parisienne fashion house Lanvin.


Silk&Steel releases ‘Saints and Sinners’ Autumn 2017 Collection March 01 2017

For release: 1 March 2017

Silk&Steel releases ‘Saints and Sinners’ Autumn 2017 Collection

 Saints and Sinners is a collection of rock-glam pieces, designed to be layered and stacked.

Incorporating gemstones and spikes accompanying pearls and delicate crosses, Designer Sarah Cotterall’s inspiration comes from the striking contrast of juxtaposition of a bold yet beautiful reality.

“Saints and Sinners is an easy to wear, relaxed luxury jewellery collection– each piece a statement in their own right. We love to mix metals and contrasting elements – which balances out the styles. We’ve given traditional freshwater pearls a new modern edge with our Divinity and we have introduced delicate crosses along with our signature spikes, creating a new juxtaposition. Pieces have been designed to give our wearers versatility – like the Beginning to End lariat, which can be worn as a necklace, choker, bracelet or belt!”

Fine gemstone bracelets, layered necklaces, statement earrings, chokers and lariats, each piece a seamless continuation of the other, allowing the wearer to build their own Silk&Steel story and wear designs their way. As with all of Silk&Steel’s collections, pieces have been designed so they can be layered and stacked together with pieces from other collections past so that the wearer can create and continue to add to their own look.

Silk&Steel’s Saints and Sinners collection will be available from stockists nationwide from 15th March 2017 and online www.silkandsteel.co.nz

 

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For high res images and more information contact janelle@mediajam.co.nz or +64275075794

 

About Silk&Steel:

With an unconventional approach to design, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion jewellery worthy of runways, celebrities, and the everyday New Zealand woman. Hailing from London with an Italian background, Sarah draws inspiration from her European heritage and offers both dramatic statement pieces fit for the world of couture and a wearable diffusion line, capturing an edgy boho-chic aesthetic right throughout her collections. Silk&Steel designs are beautifully crafted presenting unique juxtapositions of textiles, gems, hand-sewn detailing and collectable vintage. Sarah carefully sources quality materials from around the globe for all of her works, the majority of which are carefully handcrafted right here in New Zealand. Launched in 2010, Silk&Steel has been making waves ever since and has been involved in a variety of stimulating collaborations with leading New Zealand fashion designers Yvonne Bennetti and Trelise Cooper. Sarah’s couture and bespoke pieces have even been compared to the likes of Parisienne fashion house Lanvin.

 

 


Silk&Steel Launches Anticipated Wild Heart Collection November 01 2016

Sarah Cotterall, the talented designer behind New Zealand jewellery brand Silk&Steel, is thrilled to be launching her latest S/S 2017 collections "Wild Heart", which will grace retailer’s counters from November 1. The edgy new assortment captures the very essence of ‘relaxed luxury’ and is set to impress and continue to elevate the brands already coveted status.

Introducing Wild Heart: available 1 November

Wild Heart is a limited-edition collection of fine, sterling silver gemstone jewellery, with an edgy-chic twist and a touch of bohemian-luxe. Inspired by nature’s raw yet delicate beauty, Wild Heart is an extension of Silk&Steel’s bestselling Superluxe Collection, encompassing contemporary designs reflecting flora’s subtle forms.

Not only is the Wild Heart collection designed to capture the essence of nature’s beautiful creations – the pieces also have wonderful healing properties. Rose Quartz with its gentle pink essence is a stone of unconditional love, compassion, peace, tenderness and healing, making it the perfect gift of love and friendship. Smokey Quartz is a luxurious protection stone that is said to cleanse and clear negative energy. Black Spinel, a striking black gem worn as a protective stone and which helps to repel negativity and has a beautiful grounding affect.

Each gemstone has been carefully hand selected and meticulously cut to specification. Mix and match earrings with ear jackets - Smokey quartz with Rose Quartz, for summer sophistication. Spinel with Rose Quartz, for feminine-edgy-chic.

As with all Silk&Steel collections, "Superluxe - Wild Heart" has been designed so pieces can be layered together or worn solo. Stackable rings - mix your stones and metals to create luxury statements for your fingers. Wear shoulder sweeping threaded earrings for maximum edgy-luxe impact.

Bold yet delicate. Sophisticated yet relaxed. Superluxe is your go to everyday luxury jewellery.

Relaxed luxury never looked or felt so good

 

Silk&Steel’s Wild Heart collection will be available online www.silkandsteel.co.nz and in selected stockists nationwide from November 1 2016.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/silknsteel

Instagram: @silkandsteeljewellery #silkandsteel

Web: www.silkandsteel.co.nz

 

ENDS

For high res images and more information contact janelle@mediajam.co.nz or +64275075794

 

About Silk&Steel:

With an unconventional approach to design, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion jewellery worthy of runways, celebrities, and the everyday New Zealand woman. Hailing from London with an Italian background, Sarah draws inspiration from her European heritage and offers both dramatic statement pieces fit for the world of couture and a wearable diffusion line, capturing an edgy boho-chic aesthetic right throughout her collections. Silk&Steel designs are beautifully crafted presenting unique juxtapositions of textiles, gems, hand-sewn detailing and collectable vintage. Sarah carefully sources quality materials from around the globe for all of her works, the majority of which are carefully handcrafted right here in New Zealand. Launched in 2010, Silk&Steel has been making waves ever since and has been involved in a variety of stimulating collaborations with leading New Zealand fashion designers Yvonne Bennetti and Trelise Cooper. Sarah’s couture and bespoke pieces have even been compared to the likes of Parisienne fashion house Lanvin.


Silk&Steel Launch Metallic Fate Collection September 06 2016

 

Introducing Metallic Fate: available 1 September

Metallic Fate is a collection of versatile boho-rock pieces, designed to be layered and stacked to reflect the unique, personal style of their wearer. Silk&Steels signature spikes and tassels feature throughout the Metallic Fate collection, lending a subtle edge to leather chokers, multi-layered necklaces and hand beaded stackable bracelets. The range is available in both gold and silver with selected pieces mixing the metals to provide versatility. Fine body chains and bracelets are also juxtaposed by bold statement body harnesses - each piece has been designed and made with love in New Zealand.

 

“Metallic Fate pieces are buildable, they are designed to fit seamlessly into an existing Silk&Steel collection or provide the inspiration to start a new collection. Metallic Fate pieces are to be mix and matched giving their wearer endless opportunities to style and wear their own way”. Sarah Cotterall, Founder and Designer, Silk&Steel.

 

Metallic Fate is also interspersed with genuine crystal earrings and tassel pendants designed to further empower their wearer. Rose Quartz with its gentle pink essence is a stone of unconditional love, compassion, peace, tenderness and healing, making it the perfect gift of love and friendship. Smokey Quartz is a luxurious protection stone that is said to cleanse and clear negative energy.

 

Silk&Steel’s Metallic Fate collection will be available online www.silkandsteel.co.nz and in selected stockists nationwide from September 1 2016.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/silknsteel

Instagram: @silkandsteeljewellery #silkandsteel

Web: www.silkandsteel.co.nz

 

ENDS

For high res images and more information contact janelle@mediajam.co.nz or +64275075794

 

About Silk&Steel:

With an unconventional approach to design, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion jewellery worthy of runways, celebrities, and the everyday New Zealand woman. Hailing from London with an Italian background, Sarah draws inspiration from her European heritage and offers both dramatic statement pieces fit for the world of couture and a wearable diffusion line, capturing an edgy boho-chic aesthetic right throughout her collections. Silk&Steel designs are beautifully crafted presenting unique juxtapositions of textiles, gems, hand-sewn detailing and collectable vintage. Sarah carefully sources quality materials from around the globe for all of her works, the majority of which are carefully handcrafted right here in New Zealand. Launched in 2010, Silk&Steel has been making waves ever since and has been involved in a variety of stimulating collaborations with leading New Zealand fashion designers Yvonne Bennetti and Trelise Cooper. Sarah’s couture and bespoke pieces have even been compared to the likes of Parisienne fashion house Lanvin.


Silk&Steel Launches Superluxe Collection in Style April 29 2016

Sarah Cotterall, the talented designer behind New Zealand jewellery brand Silk&Steel, is preparing to launch her latest edgy new assortment. Inspired by the abstract nature of flora Superluxe is an edgy-chic collection of luxurious necklaces, ear jackets and lace rings in rhodium-plated and gold-plated sterling silver statement pieces designed to be worn alone or layered to reflect unique, personal style.

Superluxe is inspired by the abstract nature of flora- by the fine veins on leaves, raindrops on flower petals and the structure of fronds on trees and plants - its nature’s art”. Sarah Cotterall Owner and Designer Silk&Steel

To accompany the launch of the collection, Sarah wanted to try something unique and enlisted the help of talented Californian Illustrator Hailey Toohey. Haileys’ beautiful illustrations capture the true spirit of Superluxe which she describes as a statement collection worthy of an artist's impression. Hailey’s experienced in working with both private and commercial clients including boutique design houses, global luxury
fashion brands (including Ralph Lauren), retail manufacturers, and corporate businesses alike.

 

“The art of illustration is making a huge come back; the craft is creeping back into popular culture, showing up more frequently in catalogues and magazines. I’ve always had a love affair with fashion illustration, but since the growth of photography and technology sketching has been back roomed as a vehicle for designer brainstorming sessions rather than for finished concepts. I love that our love affair with illustrations is on the rebound”. Sarah Cotterall Owner and Designer Silk&Steel

 

Silk&Steel’s Superluxe collection will be available online www.silkandsteel.co.nz and in selected stockists nationwide from May 1 2016. Priced from $135.00.

Footnote:

Hailey Toohey is Owner, Creative Director, Illustrator for Oh So Lucky Studios, LLC (www.ohsoluckystudios.com) based in Laguna Beach, California, USA. Hailey's is about to release an Adult Fashion Designs Colouring Book this Autumn (Spring U.S). The idea behind the coloring book is to share her experience and love of fashion illustration with others. I truly think everyone has the right and capacity to be creative and what better way to really share the joy of design and expression than through a good old "fashioned" coloring book. If you are interested in reserving a copy, there is a sign up page on Haileys website.

ENDS

For high res images and more information contact janelle@mediajam.co.nz or +64275075794

About Silk&Steel:

With an unconventional approach to design, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion jewellery worthy of runways, celebrities, and the everyday New Zealand woman. Hailing from London with an Italian background, Sarah draws inspiration from her European heritage and offers both dramatic statement pieces fit for the world

of couture and a wearable diffusion line, capturing an edgy boho-chic aesthetic right throughout her collections. Silk&Steel designs are beautifully crafted presenting unique juxtapositions of textiles, gems, hand- sewn detailing and collectable vintage. Sarah carefully sources quality materials from around the globe for all of her works, the majority of which are carefully handcrafted right here in New Zealand. Launched in 2010, Silk&Steel has been making waves ever since and has been involved in a variety of stimulating collaborations with leading New Zealand fashion designers Yvonne Bennetti and Trelise Cooper. Sarah’s couture and bespoke pieces have even been compared to the likes of Parisienne fashion house Lanvin.

Links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/silknsteel

Instagram: @silkandsteeljewellery #silkandsteel

Web: www.silkandsteel.co.nz


Silk&Steel's latest S/S 16 collection "Bullets & Butterflies" launches today! September 01 2015

 


Silk&Steel Launches Winter 2015 Collection - Bohemian Rock April 27 2015

Silk&Steel’s Bohemian Rock collection will have your accessories covered this winter with its’ two complementary ranges:

Total Eclipse and Unexpected Encounters.

Total Eclipse

Bohemian styled jewellery with an edge. Semi-precious stone bracelets and necklaces, mixed with spikes and tassels can be layered and stacked together to create a statement boho-rock style.

Unexpected Encounters

Rock inspired statement jewellery collection with an unexpected twist. Metallic semi-precious stones, luxury leather, spikes and chain create an alluring yet unique, edgy style.

 

 

Silk&Steel’s Bohemian Rock collection will be available online and in over 40 designer boutiques and stores across New Zealand, from May 2015.

Contact:

Sarah Cotterall | Designer | Silk&Steel | 021 517 175 |

www.silkandsteel.co.nz | www.facebook.com/silknsteel

 

ABOUT SILK&STEEL

Silk&Steel has an undeniable aura of cool. Based on juxtaposition and that true beauty can come from the pairing of opposites, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion statements worthy of runways, celebrities, and women all across the country.

Hailing from London, Sarah’s inherent love of the city is obvious throughout her designs with a constant thread of edginess and metro chic. Using the unlikely pairings of unique textiles and gems with hand-sewn detailing and collectable vintage Sarah crafts dramatic statement pieces. This unique approach is also used designing her main diffusion line of high-casual, boho-chic pieces now available over 40 boutiques across New Zealand and soon to be launched in Australia.

Silk&Steel has been featured on the runway at NZ Fashion week numerous times since the first collection launched in 2009, with their Bespoke winning over stylists and fashionista’s at this event.  The collection has quickly become a darling of trend reports and fashion magazines as well as being sought out by New Zealand celebrities and international popstars.


SILK&STEEL LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION: BOHEMIAN LUXE 2015 ~ Luxuriously Chic Boho Style. November 25 2014

Silk&Steel’s new 2015 collection, Bohemian Luxe, hitting boutiques in November, embodies a luxuriously chic boho style perfectly suited for the coming summer months. With a gentle nod to her Italian heritage and inspired by the image of a woman who is creative and self-assured, Sarah Cotterall has created a timeless and beautiful collection.

The collection is a feast for the eyes with its use of golden coins cast from original Roman coins, artful geometric shapes in gold and silver, luxury Italian leathers, stunning hand harnesses, tassel wrap bracelets and semi precious stones.

"The type of woman that would wear this collection is a relaxed, self assured, free spirit. She’s creative, artful and embodies a luxuriously chic style without trying to create it” says Sarah Cotterall, designer and owner of Silk&Steel.

Made up of five pillars, this collection confirms what is already known; that Silk&Steel is creating fashion statements that women want and women are talking about.

 

~THE PILLARS~

 

A limited edition collection of Roman inspired jewellery, with a contemporary feel. The coins featured have been cast from original Roman coins dating back to 47BC, each carrying it's own personal history and story.

 

Like a true chameleon, these relaxed and versatile pieces can be layered and stacked to create unique and varied bohemian looks. Featuring fine stainless steel necklaces with gold pendants, beaded charm bracelets, hand-harnesses and tassel wrap bracelets; this Pillar embraces its haute bohème.

 


The combination of high-grade leather and luxurious chains creates an air of strength and sultry sophistication. Making a unique fashion statement is effortless with these metallic leather tassel necklaces, cuffs and wrap bracelets.

 

Inspired by the juxtaposition of edgy and luxurious this Pillar shines with it’s gold and rhodium plated skulls and their sleek Swarovski eyes. This pretty yet tough collection stands out using beautiful onyx beads, silver and gold plated hematite and high grade, luxurious chains and leather.

 

Poetic Justice is determined to make a statement with its arrowhead inspired Heroin taking centre stage. This surrounded by gold and silver wrap chains, necklaces and bracelets create a true statement of edginess and luxury.

Silk&Steel has stamped its mark on the NZ fashion landscape now supplying over 40 designer boutiques and fashion outlets. Bohemian Luxe 2015 showcases exactly why Silk&Steel is the one to watch and wear this season.

Contact:

Sarah Cotterall | Designer | Silk&Steel | 021 517 175 |

www.silkandsteel.co.nz | www.facebook.com/silknsteel

 

ABOUT SILK&STEEL

Silk&Steel has an undeniable aura of cool. Based on juxtaposition and that true beauty can come from the pairing of opposites, Sarah Cotterall is creating luxury fashion statements worthy of runways, celebrities, and women all across the country.

Hailing from London, Sarah’s inherent love of the city is obvious throughout her designs with a constant thread of edginess and metro chic. Using the unlikely pairings of unique textiles and gems with hand-sewn detailing and collectable vintage Sarah crafts dramatic statement pieces. This unique approach is also used designing her main diffusion line of high-casual, boho-chic pieces now available over 40 boutiques across New Zealand and soon to be launched in Australia.

Silk&Steel has been featured on the runway at NZ Fashion week numerous times since the first collection launched in 2009, with their Bespoke winning over stylists and fashionista’s at this event.  The collection has quickly become a darling of trend reports and fashion magazines as well as being sought out by New Zealand celebrities and international popstars.


"Street Luxe" 2014 Fashion Show March 26 2014

Last night's Street Luxe Show for Yvonne Bennetti's Autumn Winter 2014 collections was nothing short of stunning.

Silk&Steel Couture was on the runway with our new Femme Fatale collection. Luxe gold chain lariat necklaces with metallic Italian leather tassels were layered and wrapped over chiffon blouses and silk dresses.

~ The Extravaganza Lariat ~

~ Sunset At Dawn Necklace / Belt ~

 

"This season, it's all about the layering and creating an effortless luxe-chic look" said Sarah Cotterall - Silk&Steel designer. "Our Femme Fatale Couture collection optimises wearable luxury with an edge. Pieces are versatile and can be individualised by wearing them in a number of different ways! You will see lariats on the runway wrapped around the neck worn as necklaces, draped down the back of a backless dresses or wrapped and tied at the waist as a belt. Bracelets can also be worn as necklaces - and leather wrap bracelets worn as chokers. It's such an individual and unique collection...it's been very exciting to receive such wonderful feedback on this collection!"

~Double Take Wrap Bracelet / Necklace ~ 

Metallic leather cuffs were featured with chunky chain embellishments - as well as Silk&Steel's signature Bamboo necklaces, tassels and logo embossed charms.

 

 

~Stay with Me ~ Cuff

~ One and Only ~ Necklace

 

 

Models were beautified by the amazingly talented mark-up artists from Smashbox - and hair was styled by Wayne and his team from award winning L'Oreal! The combination was striking!

~Super talented make-up artists from Smashbox! ~

 

~ Magic Tools ~

 

~ Talented team from L'Oreal ~

~ Intricate curls ~

~ Wayne from L'Oreal working his magic ~

As guests arrived at the luxurious venue of the Northern Club in Auckland, they were warmly greeted by staff serving delicious Deutz bubbles and canapés.

 

~ Deutz ~

Norrie worked his way through the glamourous crowd - taking shots for the A-List.

Meanwhile,  models were out-back getting their finishing touches ... ready to walk the catwalk to tantalise the crowd!

 

 

Watch this space for the runway shots...but hold on to your purses!! Coming soon xx


Another stunning show! August 28 2013

Today was another fab day for a fashion show! The sun was shining down in the viaduct and it finally felt like spring!

As the guests arrived, we were busy backstage dressing the models - getting them ready to show Yvonne Bennetti and Silk&Steel's latest collections. There's always a great energy before a show - full of anticipation and excitement. 

  

Beautiful models backstage...

  

The gorgeous Yvonne Bennetti and Karin McIvner wearing Silk&Steel jewellery.

As lunch was served, wine was flowing and then...

  

The models looked stunning and did such a great walk. It was another amazing collection by Yvonne Bennetti and Silk&Steel. Both collections were well received and praised...This may be our favourite collection yet!

x


Behind the Scenes of our lookbook shoot! August 19 2013

Last week was an exciting week, shooting Silk&Steel's latest jewellery collection in conjunction with Yvonne Bennetti. 

The shoot was on Tuesday, at Yvonne Bennetti's gorgeous boutique. M2 Magazine were also there covering 'Behind the Scenes' (and shooting the shoot!!) which will be published in the September issue!

Here's a sneak peak...it was a fabulous day and both collections looked beautiful!

 

Model: Tia Woods (beautiful, professional and extremely lovely!)

Photographer: Robert Trethan Photography (amazing!)

Garments: Yvonne Bennetti (another stunning collection!!)

Jewellery: Silk&Steel

 

Silk&Steel jewellery - ready to be shot for the lookbook...

Beautiful vintage inspired pieces!

Striking statement necklace!

We love our gold leather buckle cuffs and studded tassle necklace - together they look stunning with Yvonne's maxi dress!

Silk&Steel's latest Summer '14 collection is now available to purchase our website!


Get the same look as a Shortland St star! August 06 2013

The beautiful, clever and talented Beth Allen (AKA Dr Brooke Freeman on Shortland Street) can be seen in this week's New Zealand Woman's Weekly magazine wearing Silk&Steel jewellery! 

 

Beth has mixed and stacked Silk&Steel charm bracelets - including white howlite, pewter and black glass - which is the perfect look for these coming spring days!

We also love our Metallic Leather Bracelet with Studs and Spikes - which looks gorgeous worn on its own...or you could also wear this stacked with all your Silk&Steel beaded bracelets too!  

One of our latest and greatest pieces which Beth is adorning, is a Silk&Steel Couture Long Gold Wrap Necklace with Spike. This will be launching in September - so watch this space... 

 

These Steel by Silk&Steel bracelets are available to purchase online - or through our selected stockists.