Brutality and Beauty: Reyèz New York launchesa bold new men’s jewelry and accessories line inspired by 16th century fashion & colonialism.
Technical flair, history and storytelling sit at the heart of the new American menswear jewelry and accessories brand, Reyèz. Designed exclusively in New York, their debut collection features rings, pendants, bracelets and a must-have micro-bag that is hitting all the seasonal style notes for men.
The silver and gold fusion jewelry is a direct descendant of traditional artisan metal crafts of the Philippine Islands. Natural imperfections, reflect nature, offer charm and guarantee no two pieces are ever identical.
Founder and head designer Glenn V. Tojoy took inspiration from the collision of cultures when the 16th century Europeans arrived in the Pacific Ocean. As the European imperialists encountered Pacific islanders both cultures were changed forever. Designing for Reyèz, Tojoy considered this historical encounter and recognises the beauty and brutality at that historic moment. As was often the case with imperialism, a cultural curiosity in paradise gave way to the darker impulse. Reyèz’s first collection captures that light and dark, the brutality and beauty, the masculine and feminine.