Brands To Know: Style Q+A With Jewelry Designer Noemi Klein

In conversation with Noemi Klein. Photography and words by Maaike Mekking. 

In conversation with Noemi Klein. Photography and words by Maaike Mekking

 

Jewelry designer Noemi Klein invites us into her beautifully leafy home in London's district of Homerton. Photography and words by Maaike Mekking.

Noemi is not new to the design game, she has been working on her stunning jewelry collections in several East London studios since the early 2000's and has accumulated an impressive body of work and an ever growing fan-base throughout these years. 

“Noemi manages to fuse craft, artisanal workmanship, and her unique mind’s eye to create objects of great subtlety but with a sincere pronouncement of desire”, as stated on her website. Every piece I ever acquired has met this statement hands down. I love the poetic sentiment the pieces possess and how they can evoke different moods within me, not forgetting to mention that the designs very strongly relate to and are inspired by nature. You can find her collections in Darkroom, Paul Smith and Diverse in London as well as on her website. 

I hope you enjoy a peek into the wonderful world of Noemi Klein!

 

 
Noemi wears a pair of trousers by Stella McCartney, a Dries van Noten shirt, and her own jewelery.

Noemi wears a pair of trousers by Stella McCartney, a Dries van Noten shirt, and her own jewelery.


How would you describe your style? 

Low key? I like to incorporate some menswear and play around with bright colours.

Do you have a fashion muse?

Not specifically, although I like the image of Kirsten Owen, and also Katherine Hepburn.

How do you acquire your clothes - what are your shopping guidelines?

I pick up things when I see them. I don't ever really set out to buy anything. 

Do you have an archetypal outfit that you could wear at any time of your life?

My pinstripe trousers are probably my favourite thing I own. They go with everything.

 

Pieces of Noemi Klein jewelry.

Pieces of Noemi Klein jewelry.


When you design your jewelry, do you have a particular person in mind?

I mostly design what I would like to wear, to this I add friends and certain types of people I find interesting. It changes every day.

What are the strategies that you have adopted so far to produce your jewelry in a more sustainable way?

Everything is made and sourced locally from suppliers with ethical business practices.

Where do you live and what do you like most about the place? 

I live in Homerton. I like living amongst lots of plants.

 

 
Vintage jacket, men's shirt from Present, Noemi Klein necklace.

Vintage jacket, men's shirt from Present, Noemi Klein necklace.


What is your favourite local independent or vintage store?

I get my jeans from Mint in Stoke Newington, and I think you can still find good bits and pieces in Beyond Retro.

Could you recommend a tailor, a cobbler or eco-friendly dry cleaner in your neighbourhood?

For alterations I go and see AK Tailoring on Mare Street, next to the Hackney Bureau café, and for shoe repairs I go to Hoxton Street.

What is your favourite organic/local produce restaurant?

In summer, I like to go to Pavilion for a special treat breakfast.

 

 
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Thank you, Noemi for kindly inviting us into your home!
To see more of Noemi's work visit www.noemiklein.com.
Words & Photography by Maaike Mekking.