Doodad and Fandango is a pop art accessories label designed and hand assembled by Nikita Margarita in Sydney, Australia. Read more…
Nikita has been enamoured with the world of wearable art and craft since arriving in Japan in the late nineties and finding herself smack bang in the middle of a street fashion explosion. Inspired by the Harajuku kids wild and theatrical DIY fashion expression, she returned to Sydney to study fashion design, shoe making and jewellery and object design and immerse herself in the world of performance, styling and art + craft.
Now a trained silversmith and jeweller with over ten years industry experience, Nikita has a deep and abiding passion for art and fashion. Doodad and Fandango encapsulates her love for colour and pop art in the medium of fantastic plastic. Inspired by the costume jewellery heyday of the 1930s to 1950s, when metal was scarce and new materials like bakelite and celluloid were being used to create fun and irreverent jewellery.
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.
Please contact Nikita for any custom design or press enquiries.