Annoushka’s memories of staying with her childhood friend Isobel at home in Jerez — a vibrant Spanish city in the heart of Andalusia – were rekindled by a recent visit. A melting pot of Romany, Gypsy, Moorish and Christian traditions, Andalusia is rich with the heritage of guitar music, movement and dance. “The precise and flirtatious movements of the flamenco dancer’s fans, the sharp “snap” as they close, is what struck me first,” Annoushka recalls.
Spanish women used the fan to send coded messages to their suitors, a tradition at the heart of flamenco. A secret language, these movements told of undying love or repelled unwelcome advances.
“The excitement and romance of flamenco gives perspective and personality to these precious pieces”, Annoushka suggests. Making a connection with fan shapes drawn from one of her favourite periods, Art Deco, Annoushka brings a customary elegance and refinement to this lavish inspiration.
The result is delicate femininity fused with innovative and original craftsmanship; the Flamenco collection presents heirloom pieces for generations to come. Similar to an artist’s edition, each Flamenco design is limited to a numbered edition of 24 pieces.