“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
Or, in the simplified, staccato words of jewellery label Enfants Perdus Evolution is life. Stasis is death. It’s that struggle of mankind to overcome the harshness of nature, to survive against the odds, that inspired these intricate pieces. In the world of Enfants Perdus orchids aren’t just flowers but Gothic creatures that seem to crawl their way across sterling silver and gold pieces, spider-like. Triffid-like, even. There’s something inordinately beautiful about the complexity of the brand’s White Milgrim collection, perhaps magnified by the current trends towards minimalism in jewelry that makes the Gothic romanticism stand out all the more.
These are types of pieces that can’t succeed without craftsmanship. The right materials, the right production, are the key to making them true statements where a lesser quality version would fail. It’s that mix of Gothic intricacies and craftsmanship that make Enfants Perdus’ accessories well worth a look.
More from Enfants Perdus (which translates to ‘lost children’) White Milgrim collection can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails.