30 Sep, 2018 ·
30 Sep, 2018 ·
Flash is a contemporary jewellery label for women who know who they are.
Designer Nina Gordon’s nimble-finger is a quality she traces back to her tom-boy childhood in Nelson. Gordon remembers the days spent in her father's garage, where they built her 1970 Mk2 GTE Ford Cortina, her pride, and joy to this day. At sixteen Nina’s Mum swayed her into a jewellery silversmithing course which they attended together, adding another hobby to her repertoire.
Like many Kiwi creatives, Gordon found herself in Wellington where she worked at a metal design factory, producing everything from movie props for The Lord Of The Rings to police wallets and army apparel. With a plethora of factory equipment right at her fingertips, Nina saw an opportunity to bring in her own silversmith creations which she cast in zinc and plated in the same day. To Nina's surprise, The creations received an abundance of purchase requests -and this was the beginning of 'Nina Flash Gordon' the label.
An image from the first collection featuring the first style ~ The Flash Ring.
Since then, the jewellery has grown organically to reflect Nina’s own refined style, also renaming the label to 'Flash' during her move from Wellington to Melbourne and finally Byron Bay.
'The focus is on creating strong, yet classic pieces that seamlessly slot into the modern woman's wardrobe.'
Words by ~ Reema Alfouir
Images by ~ Rich Gibbins & Rosie Finn