AND_i

...crafting wearable sculptures for the body

Andreas Eberharter was born in Schwaz / Austria in 1971 and has worked as a freelance goldsmith since 1994. He founded his label AND_i in 2001: “Sexy, provoking and wild. My brand-new jewellery and accessories collection 'Horny' was inspired by Tyrolean buckhorn. I designed a collection which for the first time contains not only jewellery but also a number of accessories." The A/W 09/10 collection "Horny" shows different materials like 925 sterling silver, leather and aluminium and consists of three series. The colours have been reduced to black, white and silver. The collection’s eye-catcher is the leather series that is both luxurious and rocking and is available for men and women. The hand-made must-haves, which range from headbands, neckbands and bracelets to gauntlets (in cooperation with NINA PETER) and belts, are jewelled with provoking little horns made of silver. In contrast, the collection also contains sexy colliers – chunky metal necklaces combined with big Swarovski pearls. “And of course there are new bracelets made of the unusual material aluminium – a characteristic of my label."

Nothing inspires me like…
Isabelle, my son, nature, cities, travelling...it is only possible to do the best designs with an absolutely free mind.

I hope…
That all the stars will wear my fantastic new collection "Horny".

Cultural influences…
Tyrolean Mountains. I grew up in a very small village in the Tyrolean mountains, with a lot of farms, woods as well as Celtic and middle-aged places to discover around myself.

I got where I am...
Through really a lot of work, networking, good luck, and with the support of a really professional team – thanks to all of them!

Fashion can sometimes...
Electrify, heat, excite, kill, suck...

Money makes…
Things happen. I know a lot of really good people, but without budget, no music ;)

Creativity comes from…
The universe, and we can catch it. So it is really a privilege to use the magic eye.

I have never…
Been to Mexico, but this year I'm going!!!

I wouldn't pay for…
Sex.

I'm a perfectionist…
When creating my pieces. I love a perfectly designed piece. I just did a new bracelet. I really struggled, but it looks so elegant and sexy that you will want to lick it up!

I get bored easily...
When unprofessional people imitate professionals and tell a lot of shit ;) Or talking to people who lost the ground under their feet, you know?

I like making...
Amazing pieces, wearable sculptures for the body. And I can give people wearing my jewellery the feeling of protection when they enter a crowded place.

Incompetence...
Wastes time and nerves.

I wouldn't want...
To sell my ass. That's why I do my job, so I can do what I want ;)