Freshwater pearls individually knotted on pure silk thread. A little bit of elegance for your ankles, these freshwater pearls gleam and shimmer, but their slightly imperfect nature sets them apart from the traditional strand that Grandma wore. These are real, like we are.
Holly Ryan founded her eponymous label on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland in 2010, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fashion Design at Queensland University of Technology.
Holly has always been passionate about sustainability, sourcing recycled metals and ethical stones for her designs. The designer’s parents first instilled this ethos in her, having both studied jewellery making in Mexico during the 1980s.
Artistic influences also play an important role in Holly’s design process and, in 2017, this led her to expand her work into the field of sculpture. Holly is now represented as a sculpture artist by Jerico Contemporary gallery.
To date, her highly coveted designs have featured on the pages of international titles, including Vogue, i-D, Harpers Bazaar, Russh, and Unconditional Magazine.
As an artist and maker, Holly Ryan’s practice is ever evolving – but her commitment to producing responsible, meaningful objects is staunchly resolute.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.