Doodad+Fandango is the plastique fantastique jewel in the Australian wearable art crown, creating distinctive, colour-pop statement pieces that adorn creatives, kooks and couture-lovers across the globe.
Designer and jeweller Nikita Majajas has been exploring renegade aesthetics since the 90’s as a fashion designer, shoe-maker and costume stylist specialising in outrageous self-expression, explosive colour and highly playful forms.
Defying fast fashion, D+F pays homage to the bakelite and celluloid costume jewellery of the 1930s and 50s, when glamour was about quality not quantity. Made-to-order using only collector’s-grade materials (locally sourced where possible), each piece is sintered and meticulously inlaid by hand in Nikita’s Sydney-based studio. They’re designed and destined to become a treasured family heirloom, just like your Nan’s bakelite.
“…the plastique fantastique jewel in the Australian wearable art crown.”
D+F has collaborated on special projects with Romance Was Born, Gorman, Google, Zimmerman, Camille Walala and Lynnie Z and is collected by creative influencers such as Boy George, Kelly Osbourne, Katherine Sabbath, Tess Holiday, Penelope Gwen and countless others who straddle the blurry lines between art, fashion and activism.
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Caring for the
D+F uses meticulously inlaid pieces of Perspex and laminate, which is hard wearing, and has the look and feel of shiny resin. All of the jewellery is made to order on premises in Sydney. For this reason D+F doesn’t have to go on sale at the end of the season to clear out stock. In this way waste is reduced, and the carbon footprint is nice and tight!
Nikita loves the planet and considers Mother Earth in every step of production. All of our perspex waste is recycled. Our laminates are sourced from local manufacturers. The paper packaging your doodads come in can be recycled. If you live in Australia the plastic post pack that your doodads were delivered in can be dropped off at your local REDCYCLE point for recycling. We hope you wear your doodads for many years to come, if anything does break get in touch it can usually be resurrected and we are happy to fix if possible for a minimal costs, as long as the customer covers postage. Lets keep looking and feeling fabulous and doing the same for our planet!
Please contact Nikita for any custom design or press enquiries.
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