Friday, January 28, 2011


Brokenfab’s eye-catching hand-beaded bracelets, earrings and necklaces have been causing something of a stir in the fashion world of late. Influenced by club culture and African tribal design, the designs are both edgy and accessible, tapping into the frenzy for all things simultaneously retro and cutting-edge.

The label is the brainchild of Swiss designer Fabienne Morel, a professional textile designer who’s clients have included the high-end Ashish; her colourful designs have been profiled in his London Fashion Week shows since 2006. Morel has since gone on to pursue her life-long love of beading, developing Brokenfab to encompass her unique jewellery range..

The current Brokenfab collection – called Disco Beading Vol.1 – was inspired by London’s clubs and club-nights, such as Plastic People and Deviation. Musical influences as far-reaching as disco, boogie, synth, electro, dubstep, detroit, future soul and broken beats – as well as street style from the 1960s to the 1980s – have been represented in visual form, to create a jewellery range that’s a celebration of street culture, dancing and club aesthetics. Colour clashes, geometric patterns and asymmetrical shapes define the high-energy designs.

Created from a spirit of love and passion, Brokenfab is for everyone interested in contemporary popular culture, and is by nature inclusive, while at the same time avoiding any association with mass-market methods of production.

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