Argument & Killygrind
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Opened in 2014, Argument & Killygrind is the marriage of Anne-Sophie Chhim’s line of geometric jewelry and Ingrid Jacques’ recycled ready-to-wear ‘couture’ – a seeming contradiction in terms! It's a diverse and eccentric collection, right at home on Rue des Écouffes.
Jacques’ handcrafted clothing (Killygrind) comes in bold pop-art colors and a wide range of materials, from simple cotton to sequined Dior and custom Agnès B. Cartoon and comic book characters, as well as Bollywood deities, meet with a North American sensibility informed by ghetto culture, Westerns, burlesque and even Walt Disney. The collection is not seasonal, but rather it changes along with Jacques’ moods and whims. Generally, you can expect to find shorts, sweatpants with textured patterns, silkscreen t-shirts (for around €30) and skirts and jackets retailored with swathes of designer fabrics (between €300 and €400), every piece guaranteed unique.
As for Chhim’s jewelry (Argument), she works with artisanal Parisian goldsmiths and Italian stonecutters as the inspiration strikes. Brass, tin, natural pearls, and plated gold are the raw materials for her exquisite jewellery: rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings and even septum piercings. If the two lines stand in clear contrast to one another, what most unites Argument and Killygrind is the common inspiration found in graphic design and the arts, an influence that resonates throughout this exuberant joint collection.
15 rue des Ecouffes
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 1.30pm-7.30pm|