Pichulik Launches its Fall/Winter 2019 Collection
Inspired by the fierce femininity of adventurous women, the Harvest Moon collection by Pichulik features collaborations with female-owned brands.
While Pichulik may be best known for its collectable neckpieces handcrafted from rope, the Cape Town-based brand's Fall/Winter 2019 range reveals that its offering extends far beyond the realm of jewellery. The new Harvest Moon collection sees founder Katherine Mary Pichulik not only expanding the #PichulikByNadya fashion line, but also collaborating with female-owned brands Mantua Silkwear and Thalia Strates to present a mutifaceted range inspired by 'bad-ass horse-riding heroines roaming the Karoo'.
True to its name, the Harvest Moon jewellery collection is imbued with ethereal symbolism, with brass Hamsa hands, lucky fish and crescent moons appearing throughout. You'll still find Pichulik's signature rope necklaces and bangles, but this season they've been updated with pendants made of semi-precious stones and organic materials such as horn.
This inclusion of organic materials can also be seen in the #PichulikbyNadya clothing line, which features hemp and wool being used to magnificent effect. New pieces include hand-fringed and handknitted jerseys and hemp linen dresses, while previous Pichulik favourites have been reimagined in new colourways to reflect the collection's Karoo-inspired palette.
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As Thalia Strates is well known for her beautifully handcrafted leather pieces, it was only natural that Pichulik called on her to contribute to the Harvest Moon Collection. The result is three leather waist bags handbeaded with Pichulik embellishments; an adjustable leather belt with a brass buckle cast from an abalone shell; and an adorned belt pouch designed to hold talismans and other keepsakes.
The finishing touch is the range of Pichulik x Mantua silk scarves, created by Juanda Andrag especially for this collection. Named Demeter (Goddess of the Harvest) and Gaia (Goddess of the Earth), the two designs – handpainted in tea – are inspired by the female body and its relationship to lunar rhythms.