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THE EARS HAVE IT Laser-cut plywood is a gravity-friendly choice for fans of bold, dangly ear accessories.
THREE STUDENTS from Finland’s
Aalto University have been chosen as finalists in the Hyères Fashion Festival in France this April. Linda Kokkonen, Anna Isoniemi, and Antonina Sedakova are among the contenders for the prestigious Fashion Prize, continuing Finland’s head-turning recent success at Hyères. “According to previous juries, our students’ collections are fresh and unprejudiced, but with a very high level of technical execution. They also have a very strong story to tell and fashion is about storytelling,” says Aalto Fashion Design lecturer Tuomas Laitinen.
Elina Mäntylä adds drama without extra weight. Halo earrings draw attention without stretching earlobes. €28 from MadeBy Helsinki
ICELAND’S DESIGN MARCH
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The cream of the local design scene takes over downtown Reykjavík during DesignMarch, Iceland’s annual design festival. Showcasing top talent in over 100 events, the festival’s new highlight is Design Diplomacy, a series of design talks in Reykjavík’s embassies from March 15 to 18.
HALDIN Wrestler Koala earrings add a playful vibe to any outfit. Loved in Japan, Haldin’s colourful ear candy definitely ticks the kawaii box. €28 from Haldin
BEAUTY OF RECYCLING PLASTIC RECYCLING has been in the
headlines recently, but many would-be recyclers are demotivated by the prospect of ugly clutter in the kitchen. That excuse no longer flies thanks to Finnish-made Ecosmol recycling stations created by award-winning designer Harri Koskinen.
PINJAPUU botanythemed jewellery makes a green style statement. Express your inner forest nymph with sustainable Fern earrings. €32 from PinjaPuu