FINE JEWELRY TRENDS AT THE METAL & SMITH SHOW
In Breaking Trends, What's New by Ann Loynd, August 24, 20172 Comments
Earlier this week, we made our rounds at the Metal & Smith show to uncover the latest trends in fine jewelry. The consensus among designers was unequivocal: customization and versatility. Think: necklaces that double as wrap bracelets, compartmentalized earrings that transform from studs to dangles, interchangeable leather straps and mix-and-match ring and necklace stacks. Below, our 5 favorite trends:
Repeat after me: Stacks. Ring stacks were a designer favorite—from geometric offerings that fit like a glove to mix-and-match styles, this versatile trend keeps the consumer coming back for more.
BEJEWELED MAGAZINE, August 23, 2017
Beth Bernstein of bejeweledmag.com reviews the latest jewelry at Metal & Smith in New York City
"Ashley Childs’ work is perfection in sculptural motion in sensual pared down forms. This is not a collection that needs bells and whistles–the beauty of the craftsmanship, streamlined fluidity and touches of diamonds just where you would want them speak volumes about the designer but allow the woman who wears the pieces to speak for herself."
BEJEWELED MAGAZINE, August 24, 2017
"Ashley Childs is a proponent of black blazers and white T-shirts and jeans as uniforms. Ashley was also wearing a black blazer but had taken it off just moments before the photo was shot.
This California-based designer has a completely different aesthetic on how to bejewel her individual statement in style. Ashley goes for sensual sculptural shapes with the fluidity of movement to the form of each of her designs. The curved hoops and choker with the finest of diamond accents in the steely allure of platinum offers a subtle unstudied look."
TREND PRIVÉ MAGAZINE, NO. 28- VOL.1, August, 2017
Fashion Reviews Chosen Brands
@THIRDCOASTGEMS highlight, August 22, 2017
Excited to announce the LARGEST #DesignerJewelry#PopUpShop #NYC has EVER seen, TODAY!!! @metalandsmith will be hosting over 30 emerging and established #JewelryDesigners at the #MercantileAnnex. Including the one and only @ashleychilds with her line of fine, #sculptural jewelry! @thirdcoastgems
ENTIRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS: ASHLEY CHILDS, July 18, 2017
"Meet ASHLEY CHILDS, How One Sculptural Artist Made Her Fine Jewelry Stand out from the Rest"
TREND PRIVÉ MAGAZINE, ONLINE PUBLICATION, JUNE, 2017
Sculptured Jewelry by Adrielyn Christi
REGARD Magazine featuring Laura Marano, styled by Francesca Roth, LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 2015
MADE OF JEWELRY
Jewelry blog by Sophie, features the Synergy Collection, (previously called the Vertigo Collection), August 11, 2017: http://www.madeofjewelry.com/vertigo-by-ashley-childs/
SYNERGY BY ASHLEY CHILDS
September is near and so our designers new collections as well. Let me introduce you to Ashley Childs’ Synergy collection, which I’m currently very fond of. The lines and the flowy curves are so feminine but the designs of this collection are at the same time also little pieces of art.
Ashley on her inspiration: “In terms of inspiration, its a long-time love of sculpture, having done clay, bronze-casting, woodshop, mold-making and light-metal casting in schools, also Frank Gehry architecture, Bracusi’s bronze pieces (“Bird in Space” is an absolute favorite), minimalist jewelers like Elsa Peretti and Jill Platner…”
“After forging Iron in Buenos Aires with the best of the best I took an iron intensive class at Penland School of crafts last year (a much-needed break from the jewelry world) and came back refreshed with how metal moves and a new respect for metal. I made a truly epic damascus knife and realized I could use technology to further my ideas.”
“I sketched out the “VEGA” ring years ago, but didn’t have the confidence in myself or my work to pursue a full collection. After Metal & Smith accepted me 3 months ago, it was go-time.”
The Lyra-Galaxy ring, a beautiful platinum ring set with tiny white diamonds. One of my favorites.
The Synergy collection inspired by the romance of our human fluidity, a delicate balance of the tangible and intangible. Heavy in form, yet elusive in value, the sweeping motion of metal captures the essence of our abstract force and motion within time and space. So pleased Ashley returned with such a strong and beautiful collection. It was worth the wait!
View/Shop the collection here
Ashley Childs will be at the Metal & Smith show which will be held on August 21st 10am-6pm (rsvp required), & August 22nd 11am-5pm (pop-up open to public)at 517 W 37th St.
She will also be at Capsule in NYC, September 16-18.
[Photography by Justin Rosenberg, Model @Elen.Dali, hair/makeup: Alathea Reese | Collages by MoJ]