November 26, 2013

The Designer Drugs Collection

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First came Molecular Addictions and now, in Aroha Silhouettes' latest Designer Drugs Collection, the roof is blown clean off the lab with pieces sure to make you feel like you’re hallucinating. Imagine an alternate reality where unabashed profligacy and depravity could exist without the 4 day hangover or Breaking Bad consequences. The concept behind Designer Drugs is one of hedonism, indulgence and over-the-top debauchery where, in a ‘fantasy laboratory’, both legal and illicit molecular hybrids are created not to be ingested, but worn.

Bringing together the “wearable vices” from the original Molecular Addictions collection and synthesizing them to create visually arresting SuperMolecules, the six necklaces comprising Designer Drugs represent a collection of pieces even more stunning than their derivatives.

From the delicate simplicity of Spliff, to Candy Flipping and Coffee and Cigarettes’ understated intricacy, to the strikingly exquisite Overdose statement necklace, each of these unapologetically bold pieces create such a delicious piece of eye-catching neck candy, you’re guaranteed to turn every head you pass. This fantastical new collection lets you enjoy a spectacular trip in a way that leaves a lasting impression without the icky flashbacks.

[Caffeine + Nicotine]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, caffeine, nicotine, coffee, cigarettes, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[THC + Nicotine]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, drugs, nicotine, THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabis, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[LSD + MDMA]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, MDMA, lysergic acid diethylamide, acid, LSD, ecstasy, drugs, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[Heroin + Cocaine]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, drugs, cocaine, heroin, powderballing, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[LSD, Psylocybin and DMT]
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Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[LSD + Psylocybin + Cocaine + DMT + THC + MDMA]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, Overdose Necklace, MDMA, Psylocybin, Cocaine, THC, MDMA, DMT, LSD, illicit, drugs, necklace, molecule, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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The amount of work that went into Designer Drugs is more than anything I’ve ever poured into an Aroha Silhouettes collection and I’m proud to say that, for the first time ever, I photographed the entire collection myself. I had wanted to do a laboratory inspired photoshoot for years and the Designer Drugs Collection couldn’t have been a more perfect concept for the theme.

The pieces were really fun to design too, it was kind of like experimenting with complicated little puzzle pieces to find the perfect eye-catching wearable combination. The Overdose Necklace in particular took an insane number of hours to design (I’ve actually been working on it since May 2012!) and the ‘pile’ of failed designs was ridiculous.

I’m so stoked with how it all came together in the end because there were certainly some sleep deprived times where I didn’t think I was going to be able to pull it all off. I hope you enjoy the Designer Drugs Collection and the 'fantasy laboratory' themed images as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Photography – Aroha Silhouettes
Hair and Makeup - Dina Day
Model – Karie

2 comments :

Mariel Jene

I love you, whoever you are that does this. It would be cool to see a breakup of how each necklace is designed...do you do them based on how each molecule would bind if it could? or just lump them together how they look best? Also would love to see one that has LSD and Psilloicibin sandwiching a THC molecule.

Aroha Silhouettes

Thanks @Mariel Jene! I really like the idea of showing how they are put together, the pieces are designed so they look best and it would be a cool way to show how it's done!