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Akiko Shinzato. Central Saint Martins. New Graduates 2015

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Published: 20.06.2015
Akiko Shinzato. Central Saint Martins. New Graduates 2015.
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BA (Hons) Jewellery Design Central Saint Martins
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Intro
Since facial features are the most important for first impressions, my collection is a series of jewellery for the face. I have used the aesthetic and structural idea of a pair of pince-nez as an element to interfere and alter the face to attach and detach at will. 
 
Central Saint Martins, London, United Kingdom.

Akiko Shinzato - Another Skin
My collection is about people’s obsession with their appearances.  We manage our appearance for the sake of beauty, from dieting to exercise, make up to cosmetic surgery and so on. Facebook and other social networking services are used to broadcast certain images of self and ‘make up’ an identity.  We treat our appearances according to how we want to be seen by others and put this alternative veil of identity on our faces. In other words, our appearances are modified and manipulated as we wish.

Physical attractiveness affects a person’s mind; the more you feel that you are attractive, the more confidence you have.  The management of our appearance is performed to increase our self-esteem.

Since facial features are the most important for first impressions, my collection is a series of jewellery for the face. I have used the aesthetic and structural idea of a pair of pince-nez as an element to interfere and alter the face to attach and detach at will.  It explores how simply and easily you can change your appearance and it consists of two series, Wearing Make Up and Putting on Someone’s Identity. In the first, the wearer adopts objects that act as make up. In the Putting on Someone’s Identity, a wearer mixes their own facial features with those of others, each piece partially hiding a part of the persona but revealing a new character, and in addition, these pieces are lined with a reflective surface so the wearer can see their own features.


CSM BA Jewellery Design is a 3-year course with about 130 students, half of whom are international coming from - China, India, Korea, Russian, USA and Europe. The diversity and ambition of the student group makes for an exciting, dynamic and vibrant community.
Coinciding with the Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A Museum this year, BA Jewellery Design students collaborated with Swarovski on Alexander McQueen inspired pieces. Akiko was awarded the Swarovski Award for 2015 for her piece.
 
Student projects over the three years that Akiko has studied have included collaborations with partners such as Avakian, Victoria and Albert Museum, TOPSHOP, Zeebags, The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers of the City of London, British Art Medal Society and Swarovski as well as the annual live event that focuses on a sustainable issue.  / Caroline Broadhead, Course Leader Central Saint Martins, June 2015


Find out more about the courses and deadlines for applications to Central Saint Martins
 
Akiko Shinzato. Piece: Wearing Make Up, 2015. Leather, Swarovski crystals. Photo by: Barney McCann. Model: Alice Hurel
.  . Akiko Shinzato
Piece: Wearing Make Up, 2015
Leather, Swarovski crystals
Photo by: Barney McCann
Model: Alice Hurel
 
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Akiko Shinzato. Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015. Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic. Photo by: Runa Anzai. Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
.  . Akiko Shinzato
Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015
Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic
Photo by: Runa Anzai
Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
 
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Akiko Shinzato. Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015. Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic. Photo by: Runa Anzai. Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
.  . Akiko Shinzato
Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015
Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic
Photo by: Runa Anzai
Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
 
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Akiko Shinzato. Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015. Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic. Photo by: Runa Anzai. Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
.  . Akiko Shinzato
Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015
Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic
Photo by: Runa Anzai
Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
 
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Akiko Shinzato. Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015. Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic. Photo by: Runa Anzai. Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami. Akiko Shinzato
Piece: Putting on Someone’s Identity, 2015
Brass, laser engraved leather, reflective plastic
Photo by: Runa Anzai
Model: Kitty Garrett. Hair& Makeup: Yoko Minami
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