Winner of the 2016 Phénicia Award for Innovation
Guillotine is a brand new collection of accessories that are sure to take your head clean off!
Guillotine, designed and created by Montréal artist Danniel Oickle, is first and foremost a collection of unique haute couture accessories fashioned completely by hand for the distinguished man and woman who simply wants killer style. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wearable architectural piece, individually hand-sculpted of fine polymer and finished with repurposed vintage silk. By reusing vintage silk ties from reputed fashion houses, Guillotine offers a second life for these high quality fabrics, thus rescuing them from landfills and giving them another chance to fulfill their destiny of being a stunning piece of fashion.
Guillotine accessories, are an ingenious amalgamation of technology and fashion, seamlessly uniting the old and the new to construct something strikingly unique and truly couture. The materials and colours are carefully arranged to highlight the texture of the fabrics and enhance the vibrancy of the colours.
Oickle founded Guillotine in the autumn of 2014 by creating the first ever Guillotine bow tie. By January 2015, the demand had exceeded the supply. Now into its second year, Guillotine bow ties and accessories are treasured in the high fashion circles of Montreal, New York, and beyond. This enthusiasm is due to the quality of materials used and the attention to detail in the manufacturing of the accessories, all done completely by hand.
Besides the now iconic bow ties, the collection also includes boutonnières (pins), necklaces, earrings, and more. In French, a bow tie is called a nœud papillon which translates directly as a butterfly knot. Taking his inspiration from this gossamer wonder of nature, Oickle wished to design a collection of accessories that truly capture the beauty, delicacy, and ethereal essence of their namesake butterflies and appear to almost take flight. As each piece is one-of-a-kind, they have been individually named and are as unique as the people who wear them.
Visit the new online store Guillotine.ca or one of the fine boutiques and art galleries that carries these precious butterflies. In addition to piquing your interest, the collection is sure to dazzle you.