Fashion Month has begun with New York Fashion Week kicking it off officially on Thursday. So far it has shown that Vine is probably going to be very popular, but Instagram still rules. A few jewelry designers did presentations on Thursday including Dannijo and Kara Ross, and on the runway Kimberly Ovitz’s 3D printed jewelry debuted.
Dannijo Fall 2013 Presentation at the Jane Hotel.
Dannijo came into their presentation with lots of buzz after a flattering article in the New York Times was published the day before about how they have successfully tied their brand to a desirable (and envious) lifestyle, mainly through effective social media use. The collection presented Thursday was entitled ‘Vanities’ and the designer sisters, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, showed a slightly more muted than usual palette of their signature bib necklaces and ornate designs, which were inspired by Elizabeth Taylor. The glamorous scene was set with models in long jewel-toned evening dresses in the Jane Hotel ballroom, which was covered in velvet and flowers with moody low lighting. Co-hosted by Rashida Jones, it also attracted models Coco Rocha and Hilary Rhonda, as well as fashion blogger Leandra Medine aka Man Repeller.
Dannijo Fall 2013 Presentation Jewelry
Kara Ross showed her Fall 2013 collection high above NYC at the Time Warner building, with gorgeous views of Central Park as the background for an exotic collection. Snake skin, horns and ‘ebony’ resin were on display along with the occasional bolt of cobalt. Truly a collection fit for the Year of the Snake.
On the runway, the hottest topic jewelry-wise was of course Kimberly Ovitz and her 3D printed jewelry, which I’ve posted about before. True to her word, within hours of the show on Thursday the pieces were available to buy online through Shapeways. Possibly the quickest runway to consumer transaction ever??