The Expression is a new fine jewelry collection from diamond industry veteran Zuri Mesica. After nearly 40 years as a diamond dealer, designer and partner at Julis Klein, working with jewelry houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, Mesica decided to launch his own line two years ago. Rather than pursue flashy, big gems, which he knew plenty about — he sold the 32.1-carat diamond that became the Annenberg diamond ring to its designer, David Webb — he wanted to anchor his collection in something meaningful.“I was working on it for a while, trying all kinds of designs,” said Mesica. “I was drawing and it just came to me. I said, ‘After all these years, I’ve never seen anything to do with a pencil.’ I know the pencil is very powerful and symbolizes freedom of expression all over the world.”Mesica has developed the entire collection around the pencil, a tight range of 18-karat gold and diamond bracelets and necklace and rings shaped like pencils. The bracelets and rings wrap, in the vein of a Cartier Juste un Clou nail bracelet or ring, and the earrings come in drop pencils. Each style is available in black, white, rose or yellow gold with diamonds encrusted on the eraser and point of the pencil. Prices range from $2,100 for a ring to $10,800 for a bracelet.The collection launches Aug. 21 and will be sold through theexpression.us. Celebrities including Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, Doutzen Kroes and Nina Agdal have been wearing pieces from the collection. Additionally, a portion of sales from The Expression benefit Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that builds schools and develops education programs in impoverished countries. Mesica’s goal is to build one school by the end of the year with proceeds from The Expression.“Today, all of the market has changed and people are really not looking for flashy things,” Mesica said.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)