Best worn with natural fibres, like linen, cotton or silk, Momoko Hatano’s oversized sterling silver hoops are a slender, Escher-like exploration of geometry. These fine, lightweight hoops have been carefully warped by the maker in the spirit of exploring the arch’s curious geometry. “It is a circle but imperfect,” explains Momoko. “That's what I love about the arch.”
In self-confessed awe of its cultural heritage, Japanese designer Momoko Hatano’s newest collection riffs on the crisp white shirt of the jewellery world: the hoop earring. Originally trained as a painter in Sydney, Momoko’s specialty is the natural progression of her art, her career in jewellery borne from her drawing skill. Completely hand fabricated, her work is elegant and quietly fierce - sometimes simultaneously. So is she.