Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Metal Guru

Brilliant ex-pat Kiwi jeweller William Llewellyn Griffiths has come a long way since his Lorne Street days. Now based in Melbourne, his gothic, tattoo and biomechanic-inspired work known simply as Metal Couture has gained traction all over the world and is now worn by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen and Naomi Campbell - among others.

His genius with metal has also lead to collaborations with designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and renowned shoemaker Terri de Havilland and it has of course featured here in the pages of Black Magazine several times.

The good news is that William's Metal Couture is now available in New Zealand exclusively from The Tattooed Heart studio, 202 Karangahape Road, Auckland. Prices start at $85.