The collection of anGostura can certainly be described as more than just jewellery. The artisanal hand-fashioned statement pieces conjure a Bohemian aura that wrap the body like mystical Hellenic garments. Italian designer Giulia Tavani is an upcoming design talent who recently undertook a highly successful collaboration with Palomo Spain – one which truly showcased her eclectic inspirations as well as being the craziest jewellery she has made to date.
For many, the name anGostura may not be immediate recognisable; but it is certainly a label to take note of for the future. On a par with designers such as Alan Crocetti – Giulia Tavani designs jewellery that is both evolutionary and audacious. With over 30k subscribers on her Instagram account, Tavani´s abundance of visual creativity is easy to digest. We sat down with the designer to find out more about her brand as well as her career, collaborations and inspirations.
Your journey in a few words?
Unexpected, lucky, exciting, painful, and filled with sacrifice.
What made you want to go into jewellery?
I started making jewellery for myself and then for my friends. But Big G pushed me to turn a passion into a job. He really believed in me and if you don’t have the right people around you that push you and encourage you, the talent doesn’t emerge.
How would you describe your world, your aesthetic?
What’s the role of precious stones in your jewellery?
Where do you get your inspiration from?
How important is the body in your work?
“The jewels are Talismans, Amulets, inspired by dreams of an indigenous culture from an unidentified past.” – Giulia Tavani
What is the craziest model you’ve ever designed or made?
Can you talk about the process of creation for the finger ring?
What was the first jewellery piece you ever wore?
What jewellery piece are you never without?
Which jewellery do you love to gift?
I love to give wedding rings to my friends, who then start their magical journey with my pieces.
Do you have a favorite jewellery designer?
Yes of course; the ancient Egyptians. They were the first ones to invent the art of lost wax. I still create jewellery using this ancient method.
How should a man wear his jewellery?
I think everyone can wear jewellery in whichever way they prefer and feel most confident with.
What is your next challenge?
A collaboration with Ilaria Norsa, a stylist and friend of mine based in Milan. We got together to create ten belts inspired by nightlife and tribal punk, all of which were made by hand. The Inan project will be unveiled in Milan at the end of May 2020, and in Paris, Ibiza and Rome in June 2020.
Interview: Charles Daniel McDonald / Giulia Tavani
Photography: Giulia Tavani