Summer 2014 Trunk Show Designer Profiles
August 4-6 ~ Designer Appearance
In November of 2007, inspired by her travels throughout the world, Sheryl began creating jewelry for a small group of friends as gifts and tokens of friendship. Whenever her girlfriends wore her designs the response was overwhelming and the addiction began. Sheryl then consulted longtime friend and women's advocate, Maria Shriver for advice. Sheryl decided to earmark ‘sheryLowe designs' with a portion of all proceeds going to various women and children charities.
A native of Southern California, Irene's fundamental inspiration is the ocean. Its purity, power and colors are all key elements at the origin of her designs. Her fascination with intense colors and raw, un-manufactured gem cuts, have become signature trademarks of the line. From the moment she began designing jewelry in her early twenties, Irene was inundated with requests to purchase her one-of-a kind pieces. In 2003, she brought a small collection to Barneys New York, where the buyer placed a significant order after their first meeting. One year after joining Barneys, Irene Neuwirth ranked among the store's top selling jewelry lines, a position maintained to this day. In 2012 and again in 2013 Irene was nominated for a CFDA Award, the Swarovski award for Accessory Design.
August 10-12 ~ Designer Appearance
Jordan Alexander Designer and President Theresa Harper Bruno sought to create beautiful and everyday-wearable fine jewelry that would represent her own free-spirited style. Inspired by her grandmother's and mother's exquisite, estate-like personal jewelry collections, the Jordan Alexander line blends ultra-femme pearls and raw, sliced gems with fine diamonds, supple leather, silver and multiple colors of gold.
Emily & Ashley
August 14-16 ~ Designer Appearance
Emily & Ashley is inspired by the vintage images they have of their grandmother and the use of color and fabric they have inherited from their mother, an interior designer.
August 18-20 ~ Designer Appearance
Kimberly McDonald has always had a deep love and appreciation for nature and these attributes have found their way into her fine jewelry line. The North Carolina native, now based in New York City, has created an entire collection using natural and organic materials such as agates and geodes, complimented by natural/untreated fine materials such as diamonds, raw emeralds, and baroque pearls. McDonald's commitment to honoring nature is further underscored by her use of reclaimed gold and wood, and recycled diamonds and other precious stones.
Synonymous with creativity and character in the international jewellery scenario, Pomellato was born in 1967, spawned by the intuition of its founder, Pino Rabolini. The descendant of a long line of goldsmiths, Rabolini introduced the prêt-à-porter concept into the world of jewellery, giving the brand a strong and distinctive identity, thanks to which Pomellato rapidly gained ground on the Italian market and in the rest of the world, becoming the 4th jewellery brand in Europe and one of the key players in the international jewellery scenario.
July 29-30 ~ Designer Appearance
Spending time in Hawaii, we've gotten to know the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, the stunning-looking native fish. As the Humu's home fell victim to overfishing and abuse, we wanted to do something to help protect the place we cared about. When our friend Bubba, a local fishing guide, pointed out the Humu's resemblance to a sneaker, we hatched a plan. Two years of designing, lively discussion and product development, has transformed that initial spark into a full-fledged shoe company. Our go-anywhere product line reflects designs inspired by fish, like the Humu. And in return for their role as muse, we invest one dollar from each shoe sold towards protecting their habitats.
Royal Nomad Jewelry
August 1-3 ~ Designer Appearance
Khristine Remington-Golonka and Taylor Golonka are the California power couple behind Royal Nomad. Khris, a California native with quirky, ethnic tastes, has been designing and selling fine jewelry for luxury brands for over 15 years. Khris's past designs have attracted famous fans such as Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Garner, Courtney Cox, Ozzy Osbourne, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, and Hilary Duff with their creative, eye-catching style. Taylor, on the other hand, is a former DJ, current music producer, and serial entrepreneur with a killer laid-back fashion sense. His business savvy has already birthed several successful ventures.
August 4-5 ~ Designer Appearance
Shylee Rose is an internationally coveted jewelry company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Worn by some of Hollywood's A-list roster, the line encompasses timeless California elegance and exclusivity. Founded by LA native Erees Beyda in 2003, Shylee Rose is made of of the finest 14k yellow, rose and white gold. Handmade in the USA, our designs include Pave Diamonds, Rose Cut Diamonds, Slice Diamonds and precious stones. Gracing magazine covers like Cosmopolitan and Self, Shylee Rose is that ‘little touch of pretty' that gives every woman the sophistication and edge she craves.
So De Mel
August 4-5 ~ Designer Appearance
In 1998 Sonia De Mello came to America to learn English. She landed in Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. As Sonia worked as a nanny while attending school at Santa Barbara City College, she had much more on her mind. Sonia De Mello have other dreams, which began with her after-school trips to the beach.
RAEN isa classics-driven, boutique eyewear brand. We are designers determined to create only authentic, innovative optics that offer intrinsic value and timeless style. RAEN products are inspired by our own adventures and will inspire yours, be they close to homr or far from shore.
August 6-8 ~ Designer Appearance
As one of South Beach's premier stylists and designers, Hayley Denman has been beautifying upper echelon fashionistas, celebrities and top models from coast to coast for over twenty years. Having grown up in fashion and coming of age as an established industry insider, Hayley has worked with some of the world's top designers and retailers to bring her whimsical sense of sexy couture style to women everywhere. Her exquisite designs have been featured in Ocean Drive Magazine and on FOX and CBS News.
August 9-11 ~ Designer Appearance
LA-based jewelry designer Ariel Gordon Maffei launched her eponymous collection in 2009. After graduating summa cum laude from UCLA with a BA in English and Italian, Ariel produced red carpets events in Hollywood as a publicist. She began designing jewelry as an escape from the hectic pace of the PR world. When she decided to pursue jewelry design professionally, Ariel moved to San Francisco to learn the craft of metalsmithing and stone setting at the renowned Revere Academy. At Revere, she learned to translate her conceptual designs into timeless and unique jewelry pieces. After returning to Los Angeles, she further honed her design skills with famed-jewelry designer Maya Brenner.
Solid & Striped
Solid & Striped is a collection of swimwear and resortwear conceived in Water Mill, NY and made using the finest quick drying fabrics woven in France, Spain and Italy. Elegant simplicity is the foundation of the brand, which launched in November 2012 and is headquartered in New York City. After spending three seasons perfecting its men's and boys' trunks, Solid & Striped launched their first women's collection for Spring 2014. At the mill, all of their swim fabrics undergo a fade-preventing process to ensure sustained vibrance and protect against sun, saltwater and chlorine. The company strives to produce the most well-crafted, classic and timelessly chic swimwear on the market.
August 12-14 ~ Designer Appearance
Vincent Peach combines each pearl with other natural, organic elements to create a collection featuring the highest quality pavé diamonds, rhodium chains, Vermeil, sterling silver and hand woven leather. Inspired by the designers Nashville roots and intertwined with the romance of luxury travel, the Vincent Peach jewelry collection is uniquely handcrafted and one of a kind. Combining the casual elegance of leather and the extraordinary beauty of fresh water and black Tahitian pearls, the bohemian chic collection is artistically crafted to create a feeling of comfort and ease. With each piece unfolds a story evoked by a fascination with pearls and the seduction of an exotic escape.
Vincent Peach jewelry is available for purchase at the Vincent Peach Flagship store, in Nashville, online and at jewelry boutiques across the United States and abroad. Please see our list of stores for more information.
The iconic Maui-based label – created by sisters Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte Ross – debuted the elite designs of swimwear, coordinating cover-ups and sportswear in 2000. The Hawaiian authenticity and exclusivity of the Letarte label have blended a bohemian island essence with chic global aesthetics that the sister duo have made recognizable around the globe. Designer Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, who lives in Maui, infuses her jet-setting island lifestyle and the spirit of Aloha into Letarte's signature trademarked prints, intricate adornments and lavish detail.
Brooke Gregson's organic, personal approach to jewelry is echoed in her earthy designs accented with a modern touch. Her love of jewelry and passion for fine metals and precious stones was inspired by her father's vast collection of fine jewelry that led her to develop her own unique style.
Samantha August, with her best friend in tow purchased a ticket around the world and took a year away from her job and life in search of surf and adventure. This new journey brought her to Australia, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Spain, Bali and Portugal. During her travels, it became clear all priorities had changed. Samantha's surfing, the people she had met, and the places explored all created a strong respect and responsibility to the ocean. This was her motivation to have the ocean (which had become her ultimate playground), always be apart of her life both personally and professionally.
Love Shack Fancy
LoveShackFancy is the lovechild of Rebecca's affair with all things beach, starting with her family's Hamptons home. The colors, the light and the salty warm air inspired Rebecca's magical backyard wedding, evocative of the South of France meets Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations. "I truly wanted my bridesmaids to look and feel like ethereal goddesses, dancing barefoot in the garden under the moonlit summer night." To achieve her vision, Rebecca spent months in the NY garment district sourcing the best fabrics, eventually to design the perfect pattern for what would soon evolve into an effortless dress that transitions from day to night.
August 18-20 ~ Designer Appearance
Lera Jewels combines the unequivocal beauty of diamonds and gemstones with fine gold, oxidized silver, leather, and cotton cord. The combination of diamonds with other natural, organic material creates harmonious, timeless designs with universal appeal that are versatile enough to be worn every day, yet move seamlessly from day to night.
August 19-20 ~ Designer Appearance
Indulge in coolchange.... inspired by and made exclusively on the enchanting island of Bali since 1997, coolchange focuses on maintaining socially responsible production methods with each collection. Local Balinese artisans stay true to traditional techniques using hand crafted prints and Batiks. Hand dyed garments are laid to dry in the sun achieving a vibrant one of a kind piece. Experience the beach with effortless elegance from Bali with love.
Chan Luu is a designer of jewelry, accessories, and ready to wear. Originally from Vietnam, she moved to Boston in 1972 and earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Boston University. In 1975, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer by receiving a degree in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Shortly thereafter she opened her own boutique located in Rolling Hills Estates, carrying European designer clothing and accessories for women. In 1996, she began designing her own accessories marking the start of Chan Luu, Inc.
PilyQ is the most creative, charming and freshest line of European inspired "cabana chic" swim and resort wear. With an artistically alluring array of sexy swimsuits and fashionable tunics for the beach or pool, flirty shorts and feminine dresses for shopping, comfy loungewear for travel as well as elegant attire for sunset cocktails and fine evening dining, PilyQ encompasses everything a woman needs for a stylish getaway from sun up to sun down.
For our Spring/Summer 2014 collection, we let our inspiration be one of the most beautiful things in the world: flowers. Uniquely beautiful and extremely feminine, We Are Flowers celebrates the uniqueness, femininity and world of flowers and women. With different colors that never repeat themselves and moods that are all about the mix between fashion and botany, the models go from kitsch to futuristic footwear.