On the heels of opening a new studio, Toronto-based designer Corrine Anestopoulos unveils Biko’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection: Lasso the Moon. The new collection uses unique and rare vintage curiosities to invoke imagination and a sense of adventure: from shiny chainmaille-infused necklaces, to handcast brass pendants, and swaths of vibrant colour.
“The Biko woman is strong, spirited and independent–this season I saw her as a modern day pioneer who forges her own path and reaches for the stars,” says Corrine Antestopoulos: “The hidden gem in Lasso the Moon is that each piece embodies a unique story defined by both the wearer and the inspiration behind the jewellery.”
Biko has also returned with pieces from their signature Biko Classics collection.
Biko’s Lasso the Moon collection contains over 50 items, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, with the addition of dark statement chainmaille, custom cut stones and oxidized brass pendants.
The Double Chainmaille Bracelet (55$) features rubber and brass in fall colour favourites, complemented with the royal blues, orange/reds and dove greys of the Mila Bracelets (99$).
Lasso the Moon’s must-have piece is the Giant’s Ring Necklace (115) , forged from the ring of the Giant from the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the 1950s with his name, Jack Earle, and height, 8’ 6.5”, to create an oxidized brass pendant.
Facets of Fall/Winter 2012
Shapes: bold arrowheads, pyramid clusters and diamonds
Materials: oxidized brass, shiny gunmetal, silk chiffon and custom cut pyrite slivers
Texture: chainmaille, basket weave and detailed etching in pendants
Colours: orange-reds, royal blues and dove greys
Biko: Next Chapter
Now a highly recognized and coveted brand, Biko has moved its headquarters to the heart of Toronto’s Fashion District. The space includes a showroom, production studio and an office for Anestopoulos and her newly expanded team.
Availability & Pricing
The Fall/Winter 2012 Collection will be available online at ilovebiko.com’s e-commerce boutique on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Biko is available at independent boutiques across Canada and the US. For complete stockist information, please visit ilovebiko.com/pages/stockists.
The collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings ranges from 25-200$ (Canadian & US pricing) and is locally produced in Toronto, shipping internationally.
Biko is a ‘modern nostalgic’ jewellery brand, hand-crafted with love in Toronto by Designer Corrine Anestopoulos. Born in 2004, Biko draws inspiration from travels and memories of the past, translating such ideas into wearable, contemporary silhouettes. The collection marries vintage inspiration with metals, hand-cast charms and raw stones to create versatile, edgy, ‘not-so-girly’ pieces. Visit ilovebiko.com, @bikojewellery or facebook.com/bikojewellery.
ABOUT Corrine Anestopoulos
Born and raised in Toronto, Corrine Anestopoulos is inspired by priceless heirlooms, foreign travel and warm sunny days. As a young girl, Corrine designed friendship bracelets and shared them among her circle of friends. This sparked a love for creating beautiful treasures and led her to be the designer she is today. Corrine graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Design in Image Arts from Ryerson University. Her artistry combines attention to detail, assorted materials and symbolic design elements.