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It’s Fall Fashion Week and Jewelry Designers Need to Pay Attention to the Trends
Posted on February 12, 2012
  On a recent webinar hosted by the Couture show, Michelle Orman of Last Word Communications interviewed Marion Fasel, Jewelry Editor of INSTYLE magazine and asked her advice for jewelry designers. The most important point was to pay attention to the fashion trends -- that rule the fashion magazines -- so that you can pitch your jewelry with relevancy. When the clothes of the season have an Art Deco reference you can be sure that I'll be searching for some Art Deco-inspired jewels, she said. After the webinar I was talking with a designer who lives far from NYC and has been making great jewelry for 20 years. "I don't design to trends but I do want to get more press so maybe I'll try and make some things that fit into some trends," she msued. "But how the heck do I... Read More
Value, Values, and Enduring Design NYC Conference this week
Posted on November 30, 2010
I'm looking forward to exploring ideas about "Value, Values, and Enduring Design" this week at the NYC Conference of that name from Thursday, December 2 – Saturday, December 4, 2010. The organizers have brought together more than two dozen experts and leaders in fashion and jewelry to  address the questions of what do we value in fashion and design? The rare? The classic? Or the new, the sometimes painful “bleeding edge?” Do we value that which is eco-sensitive or the beautiful-but-scarce? Do we value a maker’s history of integrity, a corporate commitment to quality, a dedication to a tradition of craft? Or do we prize an object or garment irrespective of who made it or what went into creating it?Fashion is ephemeral and of the moment, but at the... Read More