August 01, 2014
"Perfectly polished –
Created by British designer Alice Walsh, Alice Made This is a collection of polished tie and lapel pins, dress shirt studs and cufflinks with countersunk detailing to reflect the sparkle of embedded gems. The SS15 collection – which was discovered by MWB at this seasons London Collections: Men – is aptly named Reflection and utilizes a series of processes to create its signature industrial finish. Precision turned metal, for example, is used for making high-tolerance parts for use in engineering and aerospace industries, using solid steel and brass, while Investment casting is used to produce ratchets, turbine blades, gears and complex machinery components – in fact, one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques dating back 5,000 years. The Alice Made This collection illustrates the skills, craftsmanship and process behind the term “manufacturing”, with all pieces made on British shores."