U x Alex Tempany
After months of lockdown, two Melbourne creatives emerged to join their unique talents to bring sustainable fashion and slow, hand-crafted jewellery together.
Two independent Melbourne labels have collaborated to produce a capsule collection of timeless jewellery. Each of the three pieces feature a hand made blank slate that will tell your story.
Captured by Melbourne Fashion photographer Lauren Shultz, each Alex Tempany piece is featured alongside growing sustainable fashion label Uniek, contrasting Uniek’s timelessness and design detail against Alex Tempany’s raw and unexpected textures. The hero piece of the collection is a pair of rings that represent two creative forces coming together. An anklet and and necklace complete the collection and all are designed to be worn every day, alongside your existing pieces, just like a second skin. Each piece is made by hand from pure silver and gold so that no piece will ever be the same as any another.
Handcrafted slowly, Alex Tempany jewellery is designed to last forever. “My business is a testament to taking on hard challenges. I create jewellery to remind people that living bravely leads to a bolder life. I craft from pure metals, ancient treasures and unique stones.”
Says Alex, the collection represents “the unique challenges we’ve all been through over the past two years. We have survived through the support of our communities and joined together to create a jewellery collection that embodies the power of Melbourne’s resilient creatives with every piece being as unique as the person who is wearing it.”
Melbourne born Uniek offers a curated range of pieces designed to empower women to take on the shifting demands of modern life in the post-pandemic world. the label produces timeless, sustainable fashion made of luxe cotton fabrics, designed with elegance in mind.
The U x Alex Tempany Collection combines the ethos of the two Melbourne-based brands, to just be you.
“For Alex and me it was a natural progression,” says Uniek designer Katherine Gracey. “We have been supporting each other and our businesses for some time now. We have both endured the struggle of the pandemic and witnessed first hand what it has done to our Melbourne community. We wanted to find a way to further connect our two brands. Working with (photographer) Lauren was amazing. She embodies what the collection stands for and what she has created showcases the beauty of the designs and her creativity.”
The U x Alex Tempany collection is available at both Uniek and Alex Tempany.
All Images: Lauren Shultz
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