Lucy Williams X Missoma: The Roman Collection

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Lucy Williams and London-based jewelry label Missoma have joined forces once again: The Roman Collection is inspired by ancient Rome

Time and time again, blogger and stylist Lucy Williams gives us the feeling that anything she touches turns to gold. Figuratively speaking, that certainly applies to her latest designs in collaboration with London-based jewelry label Missoma. Now, after nearly two years working together, The Roman Collection was launched this month.

As the name suggests, all 37 pieces were inspired by ancient Rome. Lucy Williams celebrated her 30th birthday in January and traveled to the Italian capital in April as a belated gift – and, according her blog post, was immediately taken by the antique buildings, all the marble, the Roman flair, and the Italian lifestyle. She wanted to create a collection based on the history of the city and its antiquarian treasures, and once again found the perfect partner in Marisa Hordern, the founder and creative director of Missoma. All of the pieces from their first collaboration in 2015 are now firmly integrated into the label’s product range and the fine gold chains with horn or shark’s tooth pendants are now among the bestsellers.

 

Lucy Williams and Marisa Hordern took ancient Roman coins as the model for The Roman Collection and went in search of both originals and replicas. They also worked with the stone malachite for four pieces in the collection – two pairs of earrings and two necklaces. Malachite was already popular in ancient Rome because it stood for the goddess Juno, the patron saint of the city and of the Roman Empire. The collection took a total of six months’ work and the campaign was shot in and around the Villa Machiavelli in Italy – with Lucy Williams as its face.

The launch of The Roman Collection was celebrated with a dinner at Daphne’s, a South Kensington restaurant, on October 4th. As indicated above, the collection currently consists entirely of gold-plated jewelry, but Lucy Williams announced on her blog that certain pieces will soon be available in silver.

The entire collection is available on Missoma’s website here. You can see the full campaign on Missoma’s blog here, and “behind the scenes” photos taken by Lucy Williams during the shoot here. Impressions from the launch dinner can be seen here. Images of the collection and from the campaign can also be seen on Instagram (@missomalondon) here.

Lucy Williams wrote about the collaboration on her blog here and also published images on her Instagram account (@lucywilliams02) here.

Photos: FRANCES DAVISON
Translation: Melissa Frost