Edgy-but-chic jewelry — think spikes, studs, skulls, bullets and crosses — are still going strong this season, as evidenced at Coeur’s first New York trade show at 404 10th Ave. and the Business Journals-produced AccessoriesTheShow at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center last week. Here, some standouts.
MADE HER THINK Meredith Kahn counts Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna and Angelina Jolie as fans of her gothic-but-girly jewelry. The brand’s new holiday collection at Coeur featured pieces bejeweled with Swarovski Elements, like the Teardrop earrings for $479, while the Jaws of Life ring, in both crystal and diamond versions ranging from $173 to $759, continues to be a bestseller.
BLISS LAU The New York-based designer known for her intricate body chains is expanding into fine and bridal jewelry, ranging from $450 to $2,500 on a custom, made-to-order basis. She showed the new $2,300 Fathom ring at Coeur, which comes apart into two separate rings but can also be worn together, symbolizing the union of a couple. For her spring collection, fine metals like yellow and rose gold and silver play a larger role throughout.
ODETTE NEW YORK Brooklyn-based designer Jennifer Sarkilahti’s six-year-old line places an emphasis on nature, artifacts, primitive forms and anatomy. (Her “Rib” ring, $138 to $198, and “Spear” stud earrings, $110, are bestsellers.) Every piece is handmade using wax-carving techniques, then cast into materials like recycled sterling silver, brass and bronze.
CHARLES ALBERT Charles Albert, known for its sterling silver fashion jewelry since 1990, has launched a new category called Alchemía, a line of lower-priced pieces in a non-precious, lacquered metal (dubbed “zero-karat gold”) that simulates the appearance of 18-karat gold and retail from $30 to $750. The brand’s bullet bracelet was a highlight at AccessoriesTheShow, and comes in both Alchemía and sterling silver versions for $195 or $945, respectively.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.