Exclusive: Scott Wilson Talks About His Upcoming Jewellery Capsule Collection For Jaeger
This season we’re spoilt for choice with special collaborations. In the next month or so Anna Dello Russo and Maison Martin Margiela for H&M and Nicole Richie for Macy’s will drop not to mention that big Target partnership. One of the ones that I’m the most excited about, though, is Scott Wilson‘s capsule jewellery collection for Jaeger.
If you’re a fan of the designer’s work you won’t be disappointed. The collection – which drops on September 10 – is the perfect combination of Wilson’s statement sculptural designs and Jaeger’s paired back but luxe aesthetic. It features everything from bold statement cuffs to bib-like collars and necklaces that will see you from season to season. If that doesn’t get you excited already, the collection is particularly good because the pieces come in at an affordable £120 to £220 price range.
We recently caught up with the designer to find out how the partnership came about, what he has planned for his own line and with his partnership with Jaeger is set to be a permanent fixture.
The Fash Pack: You’ve worked with Jaeger before on the jewellery for their S/S12 show. How did that move into your collaborating with them again on this capsule collection:
Scott Wilson: After working on a catwalk collection for their S/S10 show to critical acclaim, we’d been trying to find excuses to work together ever since. Last year we discussed the idea of a small capsule commerical collection as a kind of teaser to see what kind of reaction we’d receive.
TFP: Jaeger has such a strong history and aesthetic. How did you find the process of tapping into that whilst maintaining your styie?
SW: After working on over 70 collaborations with a wide variety of brands, it soon becomes apparent who is compatible to work with. The challenge was to be able to produce a very much desirable as well as wearable collection of pieces that retain my bold modern aesthetic yet works in harmony with Jaeger.
TFP: Did the design process differ greatly from when you’re designing for your own label?
SW: Each time I collaborate with a designer or a brand the process is always slightly different, which is definitely part of the joy of collaborating. Everything is explored from discussing and listening to the design team to establishing the key points of the collection are to the fabric choices and finishing details.
TFP: The collection is so highly anticipated. Please tell us that this isn’t just a one-off collection?
SW: It’s just a teaser at present but I’d love to develop and grow it further to establish a strong jewellery collection for Jaeger. We’ll just have to wait and see!
TFP: How did you find designing with a lower price point in mind? Can we expect a diffusion line from you in future?
SW: Fingers crossed! We’re working with a great jewellery manufacturer, which enables the price point to be lowers as previously all of my collection were made from scratch by hand in our London studio.
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