I am a big believer in the power of jewellery to make a style statement, which is why I love the work of Singaporean designer Rayson Tan.
A friend introduced me to his brightly coloured geometric designs, which are playful and futuristic at the same time. I love his combination of bright colours and unusual materials such as laser cut acrylic. His breast plate necklaces and Cosmopolitan rings remind me of pieces of Lego.
After doing some research I found out that Rayson majored in graphic design at the Lasalle College of the Arts. He started designing accessories by chance in 2006, hoping to make an additional income while carrying out his National Service. He visited some material and bead stores, created several one-off pieces and they started selling like hotcakes. Today he has his own brand called L’ile Aux Ashby and describes his style as “statement and avant garde.”
Earlier this year he launched a series of amazing clutches and silk scarves featuring stunning digital prints – “I wanted to go back to my roots as a graphic designer. I have always been fascinated by prints and exploring the endless possibilities with colours and shapes,” he says. Everything is handmade which means they come in limited quantities.