"A collection of curiosities inspired by the bohemian, the sentimental, and the obscure."
These images are courtesy of Molten Store. An Australian online store for intricate treasures and indulgent curiosities - delicate jewellery, leather goods, totes and notebooks. At present the store stocks some of my favourite labels - Low Luv by Erin Wasson, House of Harlow and Estelle Deve. But they haven't stopped there. A mere four months since the store's inception, the team are ready to launch their new in house label. Molten Relic features an array of rare necklaces, rings, clutches and beach totes with a focus on sun, sand and surf. The collection is heavily based around a style that resembles that of flea markets on a tropical island or beach escape. I used to think to be a statement pieces had to be heavy and large in size with plenty of jewels, chains, layers etc. But what Molten Relic boasts is a collection of statement pieces that spell statement in a different way, capturing that nonchalant bohemian flair.
I love that these images are so pure and yet so raw - very much the same as the look of collection which is described as both gritty and opulent. The decision to keep the images black and white was definitely a deliberate and smart one (though I wonder whether it was partly due to hold suspense). But if these pieces are meant to mimic market finds, they must feature an injection of colour. I'm just siting here thinking up all the possible colour combinations of the beaded clutch, pom pom bag or statement neckpiece (can you just imagine that over a plain white tee?). Well we won't have to wait. The collection launches today. And I guarantee these will look even better in colour.
Head to Molten Store and take a look for yourselves.