NY Designer Spotlight: Caitlin Crosby (The Giving Keys)

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: 514How did it all begin? It all started with a New York hotel room key when I was passing through NYC on my music tour for my first album in 2008. I wore the key as a necklace and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that in a way we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred. Their message is yours for a time, but once they’ve served their purpose, I started encouraging people to pay it forward to inspire others.In a nutshell, why does The Giving Keys brand exist? The Giving Keys … [Read more...]

New York Behind the Lines: Serefina

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: TBA Inspired by arts and crafts of South East Asia, Serefina uses beautiful natural feathers, exotic leather and semi-precious stones and combines it with unique vintage chains and findings from the 60s and 70s. Their mission is to bring the exquisite quality and warmth of hand-made jewelry and accessories to fit an everyday life of a modern woman.FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT SEREFINA’S WEBSITE.Follow BJI Fashion Group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  for updates! … [Read more...]

NY Designer Spotlight: Kim Nations (Kris Nations Jewels)

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: 403As sisters, how do you balance each other out in business? A lot of people always tell us they could never work with their siblings. I think because we have similar goals for our business and our personal lives, we are working side by side and supporting each other every day to reach our goals. We want to see each other succeed.Where does the Kris Nations vision come from? We often think about our friends, their individual styles, and what THEY would like and want to wear. Because we are thinking of a lot of different types … [Read more...]

New York Behind the Lines: Namarata Joshipura

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: TBA Namrata Joshipura’s vision is that of a global aesthetic.  After having lived in New York for eight years, she moved back to New Delhi and is considered one of India’s leading contemporary designers, having a significant following among Bollywood starlets and fashionistas. An important signature element is her innovative use of color – strong expressions of color contrasted with beautiful embellishments.FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT NAMARATA JOSHIPURA’S WEBSITE.Follow BJI Fashion Group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  for updates! … [Read more...]

New York Behind the Lines: Rafia

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: TBA Born in Rangoon, Burma, but having lived most her life in Southern California, Rafia continues to draw influence from the beautiful landscapes that surround her. Many of her designs are inspired by nature which is apparent in her bird and butterfly designs, as well as in her line’s rich colored gems and stones.FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT RAFIA’S WEBSITE.Follow BJI Fashion Group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  for updates! … [Read more...]

NY Designer Spotlight: Meri Devore (Heet)

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: 215How do the materials used add a unique and individual personality to every design? The heart and soul of the HEET brand is an unparalleled mixture of premium hand-selected materials. By combining our exclusive resources, we create universally appealing and altogether wearable jewelry which is often limited in production and collectible in nature. Nothing is mass-produced and therefore the individual variations in texture, color and markings in our designs are appreciated as part of the unique quality of the finished product.Does … [Read more...]

New York Behind the Lines: Lenora Dame

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: TBA Noted especially for her iconic “haute bohemian” collections of necklaces, earrings and bracelets, designer Lenora Dame has set herself apart with a fearless approach that genetically recombines authentic vintage materials from sources around the world.FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT LENORA DAME’S WEBSITE.Follow BJI Fashion Group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  for updates! … [Read more...]

New York Behind the Lines: David Aubrey

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: TBA David Aubrey lines vary from delicate, meticulously assembled jewelry of monochromatic hues to larger, more vibrant pieces. Some collections are themed, whether romantic, vintage, or art deco. Each piece is painstakingly crafted with an array of raw materials, including plated and oxidized brass and white metal, semiprecious stones, vintage glass, acrylic and resin beads, painted wood, and carved bone.FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT DAVID AUBREY’S WEBSITE.Follow BJI Fashion Group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  for updates! … [Read more...]

NY Designer Spotlight: Paul Ayson (Bed Stu)

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The Javits Center, NYC | April 27-29, 2015 | Booth: 314 Tell us a little about what made you decide to leave corporate America and follow your passion. I wanted to create a company that developed quality footwear and accessories through unique design and craftsmanship. Bed Stu honors the craft of shoemaking. Our product stands for who we are - genuine, unique, imperfect. How has the company developed over time? During our 20 year history, we have evolved as footwear does and over time we have added additional accessory categories that enhance the Bed Stu lifestyle. Has the brand’s … [Read more...]

NY Designer Spotlight: Tony Drockton (Hammitt)

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This April will be Hammitt’s first time exhibiting in AccessoriesTheShow – tell us a few reasons you decided to come over? It’s about the buyers. We feel that ATS provides the best match to Hammitt’s philosophy of combining commerce with culture to create a positive environment for our buyers to shop. ATS is providing great atmosphere, easy access, elevated catering and timely support for all our needs. We switched to EDIT from Coterie/Sole Commerce a year and a half ago and our buyers reacted positively. This is just our next move to show our buyers how much we care and we are inviting other … [Read more...]