Although the point of a lookbook is to showcase merchandise, it’s always refreshing to see a designer get creative with how their work is displayed. One recent example is NY-based jeweler Alexis Bittar’s spring 2012 lookbook, which features photography, watercolor painting, and graphic design to illustrate his very specific “good girls from the 1950s who run away from home and become jewel thieves" theme.
Highlights from part one of the lookbook include Bittar’s gold spiked collar necklace, sectioned stone earrings, and Texas longhorn cuffs in various colors, donned by digital mannequins. Part two features an out-of-this-world gold and emerald enamel statement necklace, these crazy lucite and silver finger covers, and the longest chainmail necklace you’ve ever seen.
The designer presented this collection in Paris last October, but he notes on his blog that he waited until now to reveal it online because he didn’t want it to get knocked off. Hopefully Kim Kardashian will curb her Bittar biting this time around.