A collection of jewelry brand Maar spring-summer 2022

Photo Miłka Switalska

The Maar collection for Spring-Summer 2022 talks about cyclical changes. Agata Wojtczak and Antoni Bielawski repeat, process and develop old projects. Night turns to day and the hungry girl suddenly calms down. Jewelry changes with her.

– Our new collection consists of two parts: night and day – says Agata Wojtczak, co-founder and designer of Maar. This season she was inspired by the rising sun, her energy and colours. Around the symbolic moment when the night is flooded with morning pastels, she built the story of a girl with two faces. At night she is aggressive and rebellious, wearing a ramones coat and thick-soled shoes. In the morning she lets her hair down and puts on a flowing, romantic dress. It becomes ethereal and delicate. These two atmospheres are reflected in the designs for the new season. – We wanted this season to be diverse, jumbled and disjointed. We like to mix – adds the designer. It was difficult to show this hodgepodge in photos to which the brand is used to us. The lush fruity landscape was replaced by cosmic spheres of glass and metal, and the white walls of the studio – landscapes and large-format collages Agata created especially for the occasion.

The team had only eight minutes to shoot at sunrise. Clouds in the photos are a memento of the late night, the colors of which match the colors of the stones used in the designs. – We frame them with delicate, irregular legs. The fixture remains visible, but also leaves room for stones. Each of them is slightly different, each should be framed differently. It’s a complicated job – explains Antoni, who made all the prototypes himself and is constantly improving them.

For the first time on such a scale, earrings with stones appear in Maar’s work. The short topaz model is also fun for boys, let Antoni’s ear prove this. The second model is two large stones on a stick. It has a bluish blue version with blue topaz and greenish blue quartz and resembles soft sparkling water. The second option is a combination of topaz and carnelian. It combines water with the orange of the rising sun.

What you don’t see in the campaign, but on the website, are pearls and stones in unusual color combinations, such as coral and heather angelite. Another bonus is an amazing necklace, inspired by Harry Styles’ favorite model, made from huge jade beads, dyed in strong shades of pink. It is topped off with an original branded clasp. † It’s such a nod to our color-hungry customers – Agata jokes. There is also a much more delicate anklet made of stone beads and a ring with pink topaz. – To some it looks like an eye, but to me it’s abstract. I like to combine it with the Miranda model from the previous collection or wear it in a duet with the same one, one in gold, the other in silver says Agata.

But spring-summer 2022: from dusk to dawn

The mix of these two metals has already entered the DNA of the young brand and is strongly reflected in the “night” line, heavier and more punk. – We have large circle earrings with a small piercing, a motif that has already appeared with us. For this a strong bracelet inspired by the project of the Orno Cooperative, which we once on Koło . found explains Agata. Unlike the original, it is open and ends with a small ball, characteristic of the brand.

The globe motif is repeated on the leg bracelet. – We usually call it “ball and chain”, it looks great with black sandals – Agata laughs. Balls in two sizes and colors are also hung on type of earrings hoops – They can be removed, repositioned – explains. Silver and gold are also connected by the longest and most massive chain to date. – During the first photo session I hung the Ce earring on a silver chain. Customers asked us about this model, so we decided to make something similar says Agata. They changed the necklace to a thicker chain and the earring to a circular pendant with the details of the original.

Some models in the collection, including abstract pendants, earrings and pinky rings, are made by granulation. – To make a prototype, I first made silver balls, then put them in plasticine, poured them with plaster and soldered on this plaster – reveals Antoni. – You can treat these shapes like water bubbles, see a wave in them, but this is pure abstraction, they don’t reflect anything concrete. In previous seasons we had w But papaya, a plate of oranges, seaweed – in this collection we want to distance ourselves from it to keep the balance – adds Agata.

For the first time, the brand is introducing premium 14-karat gold jewelry. The creators also used granulation and abstract shapes. The capsule consists of four small stud earrings, sold separately, and a necklace with the same motifs, inspired by the paintings of Kandinski and Miró. They are a bit like afterimages formed under the eyelids in the blinding morning sun. The gold series ends with an opal ring. – This stone has the property of absorbing water. It then becomes transparent of milky and iridescent colors – explains Antoni. Thanks to this great feature, it promises to become a signature model of the brand. Previous bestsellers from this summer can also be ordered in gold on request.

And soon – new. The brand is planning a line of wedding jewelry and maybe something special for the second anniversary, which is already in the summer. Soon there will be another photo session, this time the jewelry poses alone in a cosmic landscape. Maar designs will soon appear in more stationary boutiques. The first (after Warsaw and Wrocław) will be able to measure Krakow. The season of fashion and design fairs has arrived and this is where you will meet Agata and Antoni.

Photos by Miłka Switalska
Model Zuzanna Mazurek
Makeup and hair Kamila Jankowska
Styling and set design Agata Wojtczak
Video Alexander Rizhov

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