What started out as a personal jewellery DIY turned into a full blown (aesthetically pleasing) accessories line; Wild Moon by Asia Clarke. I was fortunate enough to meet up with the designer at Pretty Freedom in Kensington Market. Like Asia, the vibe at Pretty Freedom was peaceful so it is no wonder that they are one of her stockists. During my time at the boutique Asia began to tell me her story.
Like countless others the Scarborough native became bored of the generic, mass-produced accessories that a lot of retail stores had to offer. In her quest for something more, she began creating her own necklaces. She started wearing them, friends began to inquire and from there the brand caught on. Her line now consists of necklaces and earrings and for those who seek exclusivity; most of the pieces are one-of-a-kind. Some are made up of stones with different purposes, vintage pendants or a combination of both. The free-falling necklaces are bold and the way that they move when worn is meant to give off the impression that they are alive. The mergence of cultures and ideologies found growing up in Toronto had a major part to play in expressing Wild Moon’s aesthetic, it is a “direct reflection of lived experiences translated into art form”.
Asia considers Wild Moon not only to be an accessories line but an outlet for her creative expression. In the future expect more elaborate body pieces, collaborations with other artists and even Wild Moon apparel. Just another instance of a creative mind moving around the city in a positive direction.
For more info: wildmoonjewelry.com
Posted by Jessica Franklin
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