Aries and Hillier Bartley have teamed up for the second time to create a unisex charm collection. Having previously collaborated on a range of t-shirts and tailored pieces, the dream duo have now turned their eye to jewellery. Featuring the cult Hillier Bartley safety pin earring alongside a gold necklace, the capsule includes 7 charms to mix and match. The signature Aries Roman Column and Temple both house the Hillier Bartley bunny, alongside a pentagram, key, star, phallus and a ring pull. Debuted in a short film and campaign featuring students from City and Islington College, Aries founder Sofia Prantera explains that 'the result is a beautiful portrayal of a multicultural yet homogenous London youth'.
Back in February 2020, Aries and Hillier Bartley invited students from City and Islington College to a 3 day multidisciplinary arts workshop, which focused on branding, product development, fashion communication, art, and photography. The students then created their own works, featuring an amalgamation of found objects combined with the Aries x HB charms. Photographer and long time Aries collaborator Clare Shilland documented them at work, taking photographs which form the basis of a book designed by art director Jonny Lu, also available to buy. A short film directed by Jeremy Pollard will also be released.
'The act of collaboration is often simplified, but pared back it’s what business is all about...co-ordinating together to create new ideas, trust and an appreciation of a diversity of ideas...we are really proud of this wonderful project' Katie Hillier, co-founder, Hillier Bartley.
Aries x Hillier Bartley retails for £75-125, and is available via www.ariesarise.com & www.hillierbartley.com.