Ruta Kiskyte is the dynamic mastermind behind Lithuanian jewelry and accessories brand, Ruta Kiskis. For AW13, she has given us large doses of whimsy, innovation, and ingenious quality work. Combining different elements of surrealism in the ‘cloud people’ and the ‘banana moon,’ for example, it’s as though your dreams are coming to life. The lookbook behind this collection emits an enthralling, candid reverie, like you just happened to be caught in fleeting moments with the model. Proving to be expressive and fun, it’s also simple in the sense of the objects portrayed in the pieces. The collection utilizes multiple components like sterling silver, enamel, gold-plating, and silk in different ways; some materials are acid wash or oxidized which showcases the designer’s aptness to experiment with the compositions of the matter used.
Each individual piece has much potential to derive emotion in its wearers. Something as small as a single peppercorn or a used matchstick could hold a special meaning or serve as a tool igniting a nostalgic spark. There is something inherently true and raw to this collection that shines through the seemingly standard objects. The kissing lips necklace is magically magnetic, the lips being instantly drawn to each other like a blissful, real life kiss. Ruta Kiskis has expressed the sweet simplicity of life through its trinkets in a way that forces you to see the beauty and the enchantment in something thought of mostly as ordinary.