Andresgallardo is a new, creative approach to fashion jewelry.
Brokenporcelain is the concept behind ANDRESGALLARDO collections: Inspired by elements of flora and fauna, combines metal, leather and crystal fragments with porcelain figures that have been reworked and set into whimsical, nature-based jewelry pieces. Porcelain figures are broken and repolished by hand and then assembled into subjective and sometimes surrealistic compositions.
Designer Andrés Gallardo studied fashion design in Madrid. While working for several Spanish-based fashion companies, he began to create one-of-a-kind jewelry, finding antique or forgoten porcelain pieces, breaking them and using only the choosen fragments, he created, in 2010, the first serie of unique pieces for friends, stylist and special clients related to art scope. In 2011, as the project expanded, Andrés teamed up with his friend and creative colleague Marina Casal, Madrid-based graphic and textile designer, and launched his namesake Brand.
Andres Gallardo and Marina Casal have no formal jewelry training. Their personal world of wild animals and out-of-context materials take shape intuitively, handcrafting every piece thru improvisation and meticulousness.
Currently ANDRESGALLARDO pieces are developed in small-run productions, and unique pieces series, handcrafted in Madrid thru an artisanal process based on high quality standards.
Stylist, press and online media have supported the brand since the beginning. ANDRESGALLARDO pieces have received coverage in magazines such as Vogue, L'Officiel, El País, El Mundo, Vanidad, Glamour, A Shaded View on Fashion by Diane Pernet… recently appearing at SMODA cover, in which Lana del Rey wears Blue Eagle necklace of the Unique Pieces collection.
At the beginning of 2012 ANDRESGALLARDO brand was selected as one of the best new proposals in fashion jewelry by the international fair Premiere Classe, Paris.