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WWD A issue 02/06/2012

Luxe Fossils: Sara Beltrán scours the markets of Jaipur, India, for fossil shells that are more than a million years old to fashion her jewelry collection Dezso by Sara Beltrán.

This story first appeared in the February 6, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.


Arm Party: She might have started out creating dainty, fine jewelry, but Jennifer Fisher’s new contemporary offerings are anything but.

Exotic Mix: The vibe is “Moroccan babushka meets English gentleman,” according to sisters Maryam and Marjan Malakpour, founders of Newbark, describing their signature smoking flats.


BE&D’s Hip Trainers: Steve Dumain’s new ivory canvas Big City pump silhouette sneaker — an extension to the brand’s existing shoe line and born from a collaboration with visual artist Trong Gia Nguyen — is emblazoned with a teetering stiletto in either shocking pink, turquoise, orange, gold or black.

Out to Lunch: Designer Beth Goodman’s range of slouchy leather foldable bags she creates for her Marie Turnor collection might have been modeled after the brown paper bag, but these are certainly not intended for carrying the PB&J.

The Shining: Two fine jewelry lines have produced an intelligent response to gold’s soaring prices: unveiling collections predominantly comprised of sterling silver.

All in the Clasp: Distinctive hardware aside, designer Katie Kiechel’s signature bag, The Curator’s Clutch, looks like an ordinary leather clutch at first glance. It’s not.




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