Alice Black is an independent Japanese accessory brand specializing in punk-inspired silver jewelry. Alice Black jewelry is extremely popular in Tokyo’s eclectic street fashion scene, as illustrated by Hirari Ikeda’s appearance in last season’s campaign photos. We see people wearing the brand’s most iconic piece – a silver ring featuring a skull with anarchy symbol Mickey Mouse-like ears – regularly on the streets of Harajuku. With Spring/Summer 2013’s “The Meaning of Life” collection, Alice Black’s designer Norimi is debuting a number of larger pieces, including leather bracelets.
The theme of the Alice Black 2012 Spring/Summer collection is “The Meaning of Life”. According to the brand, this signifies “Creating things that you yourself like and remembering the unforgettable memories of youth.” Like earlier collections, 1970s punk culture is a major influence on the design of the new pieces.
In addition to the silver rings, earrings, and necklaces – featuring studs, spikes, skulls crosses & razor blades – that we have seen in previous years, “The Meaning of Life” features the first ever appearance of leather in an Alice Black collection. The hand-tooled leather bracelets incorporate silver hardware, including one piece with an anarchy symbol zipper pull. In addition to the leather bracelets, the items that really caught our eye are a massive silver cuff bracelet with a skull cutout and a super-chunky goat head silver ring.
Alice Black are known to some outside of Japan for its previous collaborations with Takeru from SuG’s fashion brand Million$Orchestra. Alice Black haven’t yet announced any new collaborations for this season, but Norimi assured us that he’s working on some exciting things to be announced in the near future.
Check out our pictures of the upcoming Alice Black jewelry collection below. Remember that you can click on any image to super-size it!
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For more information on Alice Black, check the brand’s official website.
Photos by Kira.
About the photographer:
Born in Japan, educated in Japan and the US, Kira shoots exclusively with Canon DSLRs. Photography assignments include fashion, bands, sporting events, and portraiture for various companies and bands throughout Japan & the world. His portfolio can be viewed at Artist-Photo.