The vision for Kria is found in the observation of parts of a larger whole. The Gilded Pagan collection embraces a heritage rooted in naturalism and tales of antiquity with a collection of teeth, bones, beads, found objects, gold, and silver that illuminates the kinship between objects and those that possess them.
Jewelry and adornment are the oldest of human traditions dating back 100,00 years to shells and beads, and Kria strives to nurture a kinship with those instincts and the mysticism surrounding them. Both of Kria's recent Cod Collections are studies of the fish which has sustained Icelandic culture for centuries and focus on extracting objects for ritualization. From first discovering an Arctic Tern, or Kria, skeleton on a black lava beach east of my birthplace, Reykjavik, I began to cultivate my inspiration from friends and family and where we all live in relation to Nature and continue on the paths of discovery and alchemy.
Kria has been named 2013 Product Line of the Year by the The Reykjavik Grapevine, featured in revered fashion publications including Elle, Visionaire, Purple, and Another Magazine, nominated for The Cultural Award of Iceland, exhibited in the Nordic Fashion Biennale in Seattle, worn by musician Beth Orton in television and concert appearances, featured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Mara Hoffman campaign, and is now available in Helmut Lang stores in New York and London.