Here are some great handcrafted accessories – necklaces, collars and headpieces – from the Margot label in Hamburg, Germany.
Jessica Schröder launched Margot in the fall of 2010 after completing her studies in fashion design. She aims to preserve the traditions of crocheting, hand-knitting and embroidery in her work.
The first two photos are from the Enchanged Garden Spring/Summer 2012 collection – colorful pieces that are elegant and a little flower-like for the season.
Jessica designs and creates the prototypes of all the pieces, which are all handmade in Germany.
The roses from this collection are made of individual knitted petals of cotton yarn with crochet trims. The headpieces and necklaces look adorable together.
Jessica’s inspiration for this collection comes from Ernst Haeckel, an artist and biologist from the late 18th and early 19th century who named thousands of newly discovered underwater creatures.
The photos below are from Margot’s latest collection, the Put a Bow on It Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Collection. Here, the mood is darker, even dreamy.
I love the old fashioned quality of these photos. The pieces are like classic Elizabethan, but with a modern twist.
Several years ago, Jessica did an internship at an accessory label, where she learned how to use a domestic knitting machine. She began to experiment with different techniques like crochet, which she taught herself from an old book she found at a flea market.
Jessica explains, “I really love to crochet and knit. I think you have so much freedom and possibilities, by creating your own kind of fabric using different yarns and colours etc….”