Designblok '11: Lure Collection
The collection’s overall expression is unconventional and strong, while at the same time extremely gentle. Later, Janja Prokić began to cooperate with Nastassia Aleinikava. While she herself drew inspiration from forests, nature and shamanism, the other designer from this creative duo, a Belarusian from Minsk, was inspired by the Radziwills, an old Lithuanian aristocratic family. Janja Prokić’s first collection is still grounded in classical jewellery and its traditional dimensions. Raw minerals, pearls and semiprecious stones are inserted in silver and gold-plated silver processed with the traditional lost-wax casting process. “I like the way the shape of the jewel changes and then keeps on changing. I like raw stones as nature designed them; I enjoy working with them and wearing them as well,” says Janja.