Shavings is Kino’s first collection designed especially for fashion designer Maheen Karim‘s show titled très magnifique.
Made with Oakwood peels (shavings) and stained with gold, the inspiration for this collections comes from rebirth within ones life time, peeling away the unnecessary to delve in to the essentials.
Kino by Kiran Aman:
With her collection ‘Shavings’, Kiran Aman of Kiran Fine Jewellery debuts her new line; ‘ Kino’. The name Kino translates into the word cinema in most languages.Indeed the concept of cinema, in its original form, means motion and movement – a character trait reflected in the brand Kino, whose pieces are based in dramatic themes and a larger than life approach with the essence of growth and metamorphosis, true to her signature. All pieces under the label Kino will be made in semi precious metals and natural fibres.
About: Kiran Fine Jewellery
Kiran Fine Jewellery epitomizes the woman of substance, who wears jewellery not simply to adorn but to reflect the essence within. Founded in 2003 by the multi faceted Kiran Aman, each piece of jewellery is crafted with the finest materials with a deliberate focus on gold, as the designer believes its strength, warmth and malleability is a veritable representation of the women for whom she designs. Indeed Kiran maintains that her collections are often an extension of herself and to this end are always aesthetically conceptual and realised through trends and symbols that define her contemporary ethos.
Manifestations of this are found in the 2007 ‘Revived’ collection by Kiran Fine Jewellery, whose conceptual philosophy explored the four states of a woman’s emotional journey. In 2008, Kiran Fine Jewellery revealed the ‘Markings’ collection, a one off symbolic piece which signified the marks one leaves along the path of life. In 2010, Kiran launched her collection, ‘Time Scripts Man.
Man Scripts Time’, blended the old with the new to present designs that provoke nostalgia while treading a modern edge and in 2011, she launched her exclusive collection entitled ‘Meet Your Void’, based on the idea of the suspension of irregular shaped stones held by uneven textured gold but in the harmony of balanced designs.
In December 2012 Kiran showcased a boutique jewellery collection at the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week to much acclaim and most recently, in February of 2012 designed jewellery for Pakistani Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy who wore her pieces to the 84th annual Academy Award ceremony.
Kiran has received accolades for her work in jewellery design, which includes the Nesvita Women of Strength award for best jewellery designer. She also received the Al Karam Woman of the Nation award for her outstanding contribution to the field of jewellery design on International Women’s Day 2012.
Her coveted jewellery collection ‘Revived’ at the 2007 Citigold Lux Style Awards was worn by the likes of actresses Reema, Bushra Ansari and Maria Wasti. Her jewellery has further been worn by the iconic by models, stylists, celebrities and Pakistani icons at a diversity of show and events in Pakistan and internationally.