Saturday, August 8, 2009
Manuel Arbarran is from Spain and is an astounding metal couture designer ( Metal Couture designers? - never quite sure to say jeweller or designer). I have read his stuff is being worn by Lady Ga Ga,.....great to see some edgey alt fashion metal couture designs getting some publicity.
I love his website - very dark and complements his designs very well.
I love the way some of his work fuses headwear with a necklace and mask.
He doesn't have a lot of details on what he is using, but looks like he is using thin stainless, silver, or what could be thin chrome plated brass. Seems to be a trait with metalworkers in fashion...don't give up the company secrets. Fair enough.
He's been doing metal Couture since 2000 at least, which makes him one of the older names in the very limited world of Metal Couture fashion, including some catwalk stuff, and design contribution for calendars.
Lots more amazing pics here: