FKA Twigs exists in a style world all her own, orbiting somewhere between 90’s throwback style and deep underground aesthetics ranging from dark, bondage to ethereal mystic.
She’s become an unapologetic inspiration to step outside the comfort zone and blaze a unique path. Building her career in her own way with complete creative control and experimenting in fashion, beauty and style the same way she does with her performances Twigs’ is on the cutting edge of just about everything. But Twigs has been known for one thing since the beginning —her iconic septum ring hovering over her pouty upper lip.
Now she’s changing it up with a hot new nose cuff!
For ELLE’s August cover the singer is rocking her usual assortment of accessories but what really stood out was the piece at the bridge of her nose, right where an earl piercing would be. The delicate rose gold nose bridge piece seemed downright elegant. A quick double tap of the ELLE’s shot on FKA Twigs’ Instagram page revealed the designer as House of Malakai, the designer behind her latest concert piece too!
Turns out it’s not even the first time she’s rocked it. Think back to the 2016 Met Gala, among all the glitz and glow there it was, strikingly elegant for the red carpet while maintaining the artist’s signature edge.
We had to know more!
This custom-made, rose gold nose cuff may look like a piercing but it simply sits over the nose and clamps on. Genius! Although feather nose jewelry is available on House Of Malakai set, the designer did not say whether the piece would be made widely available.
Other designers have also worked with similar clamp style nose bridge pieces. Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2013 Collection included a few minimal style nose “clamps” which sold out at retailers like Shopbop and LaGarconne. While designer Chris Habana who FKA Twigs has also been know to where, just produced a similar deep black, matte “squeeze on” piece for Les Hommes.
Punk, tribal style jewelry is clearly growing in popularity. Something Habana attributes to a backlash from the popularity of minimal styles that “almost disappear on the body.” He adds, “People are wanting some options that allow them to stand out and become an individual once again. Septum cuffs, ear cuffs, etc. are great ways for people to express themselves without breaking the bank.”
We couldn’t agree more.