As noted in this recent WWD article, Shamballa Jewels is a company that has parlayed bracelets patterned after prayer beads into a global multimillion dollar business. The design of the company’s new Copenhagen flagship is “between a yoga shall, which is a meditation hall for yogis, and a monastery.”
Check out Haaretz has a fascinating report on a new exhibit in Israel on the role of modernist Judaica metalwork in forging a national identity.
At graduate exhibitions of Israeli academies’ jewelry design departments, you can find lots of creative work – from trendy pieces to unusual clothing accessories. Sharon Weiser-Ferguson, an associate curator at the Israel Museum, would be glad if young designers showed an interest in Judaica, too.
It’s not so far-fetched because Judaica was once very popular at the metalworking department of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
“A different kind of Judaica can be produced,” says Weiser-Ferguson, the curator of the exhibition “Forging Ahead: Wolpert and Gumbel, Israeli Silversmiths for the Modern Age,” which opened Friday at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Now available at Islamic fashion store Alrashika, Katie Miranda Islamic jewelry. Above: the women’s Allah pendant.
An oh so historically accurate Hollywood publicity still featuring Jean Arthur and Lillian Roth.
In a move evoking the Christian holiday of Black Friday, New York ethical fashion start-up Everlane goes dark in response to post-Thanksgiving consumerism. Presumably it won’t wait three days to resurrect the site.
From 6 Dollar Shirts, an irreverent take on Christmas consumerism.
The new cashmere sweater collection at Calypso St. Barth is cosmically aligned with the mathematical astrology of the designer’s mother, Susan Miller.
At St. Louis Fashion Week, a pastor models a Jeff Wunrow design in what may very well be the world’s first liturgical vestment runway show.
This Pictures on Gold guardian angel pin is designed to keep your precious little angels safe while they’re at school.
And it’s a good thing the pin summons a guardian angel, since any kid caught wearing it is pretty much a lock to get beaten up!
Here’s Anna Wintour’s first vogue cover, featuring model Michaela Bercu in a Christian Lacroix jacket sporting a beaded crux gemmata.