John Hardy Spring 2012 Collection
John Hardy’s Spring 2012 collection is rooted in modern, clean and feminine design. The lush fields and sparkling waterways of Bali set the inspiration for John Hardy’s recognizable Bamboo, Bedeg, Kali, Classic Chain and Dot styles.
One of a kind, one piece at a time, each by hand—John Hardy for spring signals a moment of change introducing fresh, vibrant colors in modern interpretations of our signature motifs. Influenced by our love of nature and design, each piece is skillfully hand-made in our timeless tradition symbolizing the mythic qualities of Bali.
Discover the authentic details of intricate stories told by generations of Balinese artisans and designers discreetly revealed within each design. This season marks the beginning of a new journey experienced through the sensuality and strength of sterling silver, 18k gold and our hand-finished oxidation crafted with rare stones, diamonds and found natural elements.
Extending Fall 2011’s new Sliced Bamboo motif, the Spring collection features smooth, clean silver pieces as well as fresh shots of color. The innovative Bamboo Rope necklace is a long, supple stretch of silver bamboo, made of 117 individually carved sections. Facetted stones and lava pavé add a bright jolt of color in the Bamboo Silver Lava pieces, perfect for an elegant celebration of spring.
In Bali, the fanciful Colibri bird symbolizes the quest for beauty. For the Bedeg collection, the sleek, linear styles of the French Art Deco Rattan motif contrast with the graceful, intricate hand-carved renderings of the Colibri tucked on the back grills of these silver pieces.
This season, the Classic Chain collection takes the rich tapestry of kepang – or braiding – to new heights of glamour by intermingling strands of silver covered in lava pavé. The textured twists of silver and 18K gold are also accented with the sparkle of diamonds.
The Dot collection goes back to basics for Spring 2012, with some subtle twists. Hand-soldered by Balinese artisans in exact symmetry, the bold geometric pattern is rendered without oxidation, yielding a tone-on-tone effect.
With the Hidden Kali motif, the design plays with the tension between the detail of the Kali river stone pattern and the boldness of unadorned satin-finish silver. The Kali motif curls around the edges of organic pieces of silver, subtly revealing the pattern lining and the back grill underneath. In some styles, the high shine surface is covered in lava pavé for true decadence.
The design for the cosmic Naga dragon collection is interpreted this season in bold, lightweight pieces of open work. Rhythmical patterns of Naga scales like delicate lace intimately reveal flashes of skin underneath.
Inspired by the billowing sails of Balinese fishermen’s boats and the play of light on water, the Palu motif is distinctly John Hardy. For Spring, the collection continues to play with the traditional hammering technique, covering curved sterling silver and 22k gold pieces in graduated patterns.
John Hardy’s men’s pieces are edged with power and masculinity. High-shine silver designs contrast with black chains of oxidized silver to create strikingly modern necklaces, bracelets, rings and cufflinks. Lapis lazuli, malachite, labradorite, tiger’s eye and bull’s eye punctuate the pieces with bold color.