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This black and white series is a first look at MAN’s Spring Summer 2013 collection Equinox; focusing on the delicate details as Sheila Man introduces fine jewellery for the first time.

MAN’s signature geometric designs are apparent in hexagonal pedants while earrings, bangles and rings are subtly kinked with the ‘M’ initial. Horse charms on slender chokers and cuffs hint at the equestrian inspiration behind the wider collection.

MAN is defined by its distinctive design and unique use of elements; creating a modern union of simplicity and urban edge in its jewellery. Founded in 2011 by Sheila Man, the decision to establish her eponymous label follows time spent working with Bassike and Fernando Frisoni, and a drive to explore her innate creativity.

Born into a family of artisans in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sheila was surrounded by inspired influence from a young age – it was a natural progression to follow their path.

MAN’s aesthetic is underpinned by subtle cultural references from Sheila’s South American heritage, adding a depth of authenticity to the product offering. Hand-constructed and unisex in appeal, each piece blends organic and industrial elements into wearable, adaptable art.

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The label’s signature adornment of industrial bolts and knotted rope impress a play on contradiction; walking the line between hard and soft. Spring/summer 2012/13 reveals an obvious evolution of MAN’s techniques extending the use of materials to include solid metals, resin, leather and wood for the first time.

The full collection drops in stores and online at from August 2013.

Photographer: Andrew Fearman
Stylist: Chiara Bianchino
Hair + Makeup: Victoria Anderson
Model: Nicole Hofman @ Priscillas

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