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29-05-2008
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Tom Binns - Jewelry Designer
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Born in Belfast, Ireland, Tom Binns graduated from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1981 with a BA in jewellery design, obtaining all the necessary skills to make real pieces. With the influence of the Dada movement, Tom went on his own revolutionary way creating his collection of ‘object trouves.’ Tom is the pioneer of design alchemy where anything becomes possible. He can find something and making it an icon. He may treat diamonds with remarkable negligence and then hold a piece of beach glass with great nobility. His poetic sense, combined with his anarchic wit and caustic humor has been the essence of his spirit. ‘You are not dealing with reason, you are dealing with attitude.’ His art is feminine, anti-conformist and elegant. It was his collaboration with Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren, starting with The Punk Couture that created the perfect marriage for Tom’s Dada embrace. Tom Binns is in his element as adornment has become the focus of fashion. ‘Jewelry is always a treasure, and though it may not be made of gold and diamonds, it should still have that sentiment.

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thanks for the thread wiw...
cannot believe we didn't already have one...

i LOVE tom binns...

but i also love that not everyone knows him and that not everyone 'gets' him...
keeps it special and exclusive imo....


*ok- maybe that makes me a snob...
i yam what i yam...

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You're quite welcome, soft..
I love Tom Binns, too...
He is such a pioneer...

Will be back to post more later..
I am having technical difficulties @ the moment...



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I am glad he has a thread, he is so very talented and cool, i love his designs,

and Softgrey i know what you mean the fact that he is so exclusive is awsome, i heard so many stories about New York Socialites trying to desperately get their hands on his jewelry,haha.

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Crystal & Rhodium Massai Necklace

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He is such a great secret, I agree...
Though it is incredibly hard to find info on him, sadly..
His website is pretty fantastic, too..
I wish I could post some of the images, but it's all in flash
Still, it is a great retrospective of his work if anyone is interested..






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April 2008 UK Vogue Cover
Swarovski-crystal bracelet, top, £450. Swarovski-crystal bracelet, bottom, £320. Both Tom Binns at Kabiri.


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I love Tom Binns. I cant believe he didn't have a thread either...

That safety pin cuff is great.

soft - you are right though, I don't know many people besides some of the girls I work with that know about him. I had a customer bring in a jeweled cuff and some of the stones had fallen out It did look like she was pretty rough on it though. Regardless it was gorgeous!

Here's a crystal choker from intermixonline

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*Rose Gold


* Silver


* Gold


Rokoco Cuff




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Vogue Italia January 2001
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I cannot believe this forum was just started. Tom has been the inspiration for so many jewelry designers (myself included.... somewhat =) But he really did start the sunken treasure look (aka broken tangled chains).

I love since his start - he's tried something different - he's brilliant

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^p.s. softgrey - Im on top of the jewelry threads xoxo =)

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^yeah,justin guinta reminds me an awful lot of tom....that drama and that mish-mash of antique textures.

love tom binns.....so surprised there wasn't a thread already either.

it's funny,what you say,softie as his work is often featured in mainstream pubs. like am. vogue and W and it's so true what you say.....even still no one hasn't a clue about him nor do i feel many understand the esoteric nature of his aesthetics. i still have these beautiful story images from V and Paper from a couple years ago when was still so immersed with goth. round that time when rei was in that kind of mood.


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Merci WiW!

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