black acrylic, sterling silver & wire; 15” interior dimension which flexes to fit the wearer.
By far, the best-selling piece in the history of abrams wearable. This is the must have IO Nocturne, our signature piece. Adaptable for every taste. The design of this sculpture, in perfect glossy black, will define your wardrobe. IO collars are multi-functional pieces which can be bent and conformed to the wearer. Swivel this wearable sculpture about the neck to wear in a variety of positions, or as a statement hair accessory for your most memorable celebrations.
Meticulous craftsmanship goes into making the IOs. Each filament is hand dipped in a custom formula of acrylic paint. Each strand is then cut to length and assembled. The result is a skin soft, supple line which holds shape, yet conforms to the wearer. With a look of aggressive bad-assery, the feel is exactly the opposite.
The IO Nocturne is available in two variations - short filaments and long. We find the short filaments fit our young, petite and pixie clients best. Think tweens through early high school and Audrey Hepburn. The longer filaments work best for the majority of wearers and give a more dramatic look.
To fit, place your IO around the neck and tighten till it feels comfortable and secure. With the opening to the back, you’ll have dramatic fringe in front and a lovely swish around the neck. Rotate with the grain till the silver tip is 1/3rd down the neck for possibly the most popular position, an asymmetrical sweep. Or rotate more till the opening is at the base of the neck. We recommend lightly grasping the piece where the collarbone forms a triangle on each side of your neck, and bend both sides down. This will cause the collar to settle more deeply into position, conforming to the collarbone and prevent “shelving”. To wear on your head, feel free to straighten out the tips for less poking. Designed to bend, manipulating the piece will not damage it.
Wear Paint. Tu es l’art.