kick in the eye is handmade with love + lust + desire // kick in the eye thinks the status quo sucks // kick in the eye is slow-fashion // kick in the eye is queer as fuck // kick in the eye is kitsch and conceptual // kick in the eye is inspired by kink, goth and glam // kick in the eye rejects exclusivity // kick in the eye is whatever you want it to be
Kick in the Eye is an alternative brand based around distinctive handmade chain, claw set gemstones and hand-studded garments. All pieces are independently created in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia. Kick in the Eye functions under slow fashion ~ meaning all items are made in either small batches or specifically created when the order is placed. This allows for the brand to function through a sustainable viewpoint. Material choices are ethically sourced where possible; recycled sterling silver metal is used for the majority of products, and the mining industry is boycotted by focusing on synthetic man-made gemstones. The online store was launched in December 2018.
Kick in the eye is solely run by Melbourne based creative, Antonia Pantazis. Originating from a multidisciplinary background in fine art, her skillset organically expanded towards her greater interest in fashion by learning how to create jewellery. Studying the basics of traditional teachings provided a basis to build upon self-taught methods of production in which the majority of products are born. An important element of Kick in the Eye is collaborating with like-minded creatives on moments and events to bring the jewellery to life.
Kick in the Eye respectfully acknowledges living and creating on the stolen land of the First Nations' people. Sovereignty was never ceded.