Scott Stephen at Valery Demure

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If Scott Stephen’s last collection was a ramble on the heath in tweeds and loafers, his spring 07 offering is a hussle on an up-lit dancefloor in stacked-up platforms and a plunging neckline. This is discotastic jewellery inspired by the unadulterated hedonism of the world’s most famous nightclub, Studio 54.

Valery Demure holding up one of Stephen’s necklaces and Stephen reflected in the mirror. All the pieces are take hours to make and are made by hand.

Taking the names of the beautiful disco denizens who partied those heady New York nights away Scott has paid homage with a range of stunning pieces designed to be worn under a pulsing strobe light. Bianca, Krystle, Venus, Brooke, Doodie, Grace – names, and ladies, who evoked the hedonistic opulence of an era.


Earrings, necklaces and bracelets drip with clustered charms. The disco ball, ultimate symbol of full-on fabulousness, is re-interpreted as orbs embellished with hundreds of minute hand-applied glass beads rich purples, vivid magentas, rich golds, mint greens and peacock blues. Here and there fine chains or Chantilly lace add a flirty touch.
Glossy tresses and fancy flicks are held in place with hi-glam headpieces and heavily embellished alice bands.





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