MAN is defined by its distinctive design and unique use of elements; creating a modern union of simplicity and urban edge in its jewellery.
Founded in 2011 by Sheila Man, the decision to establish her eponymous label follows time spent working with Bassike and Fernando Frisoni, and a drive to explore her innate creativity. Born into a family of artisans in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sheila was surrounded by inspired influence from a young age. It was a natural progression to follow their path. MAN’s aesthetic is underpinned by subtle cultural references from this South American heritage, adding a depth of authenticity to the product offering.
Hand-constructed and unisex in appeal, each piece blends organic and industrial elements into wearable, adaptable art. The label’s signature adornment of industrial bolts and knotted rope impress a play on contradiction; walking the line between hard and soft. Spring/summer 2012/13 reveals an obvious evolution of MAN’s techniques extending the use of materials to include solid metals, resin, leather and wood for the first time.
Beautiful, strong and inimitable; the insightful nature of Sheila Man’s work has secured her place as part of the industry’s exciting new guard of accessory designers.