2013-2014 Winter Trunk Show Designer Profiles
Federica Rettore creates unique pieces all with a great visual impact, where gold comes in its warmest shades, elegantly bent coral accommodates collets and precious inlays, where Mabè pearls are placed upside down; where semi precious stones and jet seldom used in traditional jewelry are highlighted, pearls are never globular, diamonds are fine but they are better if they are rough.
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.
Kimberly McDonald (Desinger 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.
Marie France Van Damme
The Marie France Van Damme luxury collection, which launched in the summer of 2011, is defined by its versatility with every piece designed to be worn from an afternoon at the beach to an evening out, with each silhouette carefully considered so pieces are wearable yet alluring.
The choice of mechanical components and the use of cutting-edge technologies reflect the soul of the maker, the spirit of Leonardo Da Vinci who inspires Italian creativity, which Mattia Cielo pursues with dedication. Each jewel is an expression of intuition in the form of a material object. It reinterprets emotions and reconstructs them in a material poem. It is a rhythm created by the connections of stones and metals, but above all by secretly engineered movement.
Mish (Desinger Appearance)
Mish began designing and creating jewelry as a childhood hobby. His passion for whimsy, color, and proportion combined with his zest to create items of beauty, his obsession with gardening, and his background in the arts have created the foundation for the myriad designs that comprise the Mish New York jewelry collections.
The company's success is based on the personality and unmistakeable style of its creations – unique in their blend of colours, stones and extraordinary shapes, and in their fine craftsmanship.
Alice + Olivia
Launched in 2002, alice + olivia is a sophisticated, yet electric brand with a playful sensibility, which epitomizes the personality and quirky style of its founder, Stacey Bendet.
Ariel's vision is to create simple jewelry that appeals to a variety of women. Her goal is creating jewelry that can transition well and be wardrobe staples; like a favorite pair of jeans or a trusted handbag.
The interplay between texture and tonality, classic silhouettes with unexpected details and varied proportion make BROCHU WALKER a unique collection. They are versatile pieces that a woman can put her individual stamp on.
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.
Frank & Eileen (Designer Appearance)
Frank & Eileen work with one of the oldest men's shirting mills in Italy, using classic menswear fabrics to create sexy women's and men's shirts. The fabric for Frank & Eileen's easy shirts are sourced from Italy and then manufactured in Los Angeles.
Hayley Style (Designer Appearance)
Hip, natural, confident beauty with a sexy South Beach vibe - that's Hayley Style. Hayley Denman's natural eye for style and her gift for spotting (and in many cases, generating) future trends has led to her true calling: helping women achieve their greatest natural beauty by bringing them the latest in couture fashion and accessories, while offering them her savviest style advice.
Isla (Designer Appearance)
ISLA thrives to create comfortable easy and basic clothing that fits various body types, using beautiful silks, suede's and cottons. ISLA loves the idea of being not mass marketed.
Jemma Sands (Designer Appearance)
Jemma Sands is a handcrafted jewelry collection designed and finished in Los Angeles. Inspired by natural surroundings of the California coast and exotic travels around the world, Jemma Sands' signature pieces are simple and pure, bringing out a woman's natural beauty. Jemma Sands uses natural gemstones and organic diamonds to evoke sea, sand, surf and love in her aesthetic and designs.
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.
Melissa Joy Manning (Designer Appearance)
Melissa Joy Manning is a “green” designer, both in ethos and in practice. The beauty of her jewelry is drawn from natural elements. "It is therefore important to us to respect nature in our practices and designs. All our jewelry is made from conflict-free stones and recyled gold and silver." Each piece is hand made to order by artists in a green certified California studio.
As a fine-art portrait photographer, jewelry and home accessory designer, Monica Rich Kosann has worked for many years with people to integrate their memories and most cherished possessions into their daily lives.
Shylee Rose (Designer Appearance)
A jewelry line for the “everyday woman." Perfect for layering a mix of subtle and pop, Shylee Rose has become a staple for celebrities, fashion magazines, and fashionable fierce women across the globe. From neon macrames to diamonds and precious metals, there is truly something to fit and elevate every woman's personal style.
So De Mel (Designer Appearance)
Founded in 2006 in California, So De Mel Swim is a "Brazilian Inspired" label offering a perfect mix of functional Brazilian fits and modern European cuts. The collection's simple styles, accented with carefully crafted classic details, enhance the beauty of the female form. Each piece is made from the highest quality, and forgiving fabrics. So De Mel suits are soft enough to hug your skin, and durable enough to swim in.
Fueled by founder-designer Mossimo Giannulli's love of golf and background in fashion, G/FORE combines function and style in eye-catching, premium golf products. Crafted from the finest materials, tested on the course by pros and weekend warriors alike, and designed to bring a touch of personality, fun and colour back to the game, G/FORE products honor golf's storied past while looking toward the sport's bright future.
A super chic brand of women's golf wear that can be worn on and off the course.
Stylish and functional women's headwear created from raffia using traditional handcraft methods is the signature of the brand. Today, the company, creates fashion and lifestyle accessories under two internationally recognized brand names, Helen Kaminski and Kaminski XY for men.
Ladyb (Designer Appearance)
It has been said that when a ladybug lands on you, good fortune will soon follow! This ladybug luck has been the inspiration behind the Ladyb Collection. Our dedication to impeccable quality, comfort and style is what makes our brand a rewarding and pleasurable experience.
Linksoul (Designer Appearance)
Linksoul is more of a philosophy than a brand. It is the collective life's work of a group of people that care about each other and enjoy collaborating. We believe in making things with our hands, with the people we love, for the good of our families and our surroundings.
Known for uniquely proper clothing and a broad color palette, Peter Millar offers everything from woven sport shirts, sweaters, and knit golf and polo shirts, to tailored clothing, outerwear, footwear, and accessories. All of our products are made from the finest quality materials and unparalleled construction. Our clothes maintain a classic style so versatile, they offer affordable elegance for work attire, performance wear and everyday sophistication.