Designed for both men and women, the first range, which is about to be presented at international jewelry trade show VicenzaOro running Sept. 3-7, will be on sale at Italian Independent’s stores and e-commerce and at a number of retailers starting from December.
The collection will combine metals, including silver and steel, with various materials, from high-end leather to carbon. Signature elements of Italia Independent’s past eyewear collections and fashion capsules, including the herringbone pattern and the brand’s motto “Being Independent means writing one’s own story every day,” will decorate some of the pieces, such as pendants, cuffs and necklaces.
“We have worked in-depth with the Industrie Testi team on the essence of the Italian Independent brand, identifying several key concepts that will serve as bases for the collection,” said Italia Independent cofounder and chairman Lapo Elkann. “We were on the same wavelength immediately, right from our very first meetings; our companies share similar stories, and we both believe in similar values: work, research and attention to detail. These are the elements behind successful stories.”
“I’m really excited to start this collaboration with Italia Independent. This is the union of two Italian companies that hold high regard for quality, innovation and Made in Italy,” said Alessandro Testi, founder, chairman and designer of Industrie Testi, which controls the Rebecca jewelry label. “We have been immediately on the same page and I’m sure the results will confirm the success and validity of this constructive, stimulating adventure.”