Because of the hideous gridlock that was rampant in the city last week, I sadly missed Fenton's presentation. Dana Lorenz's dual jewelry lines, Fenton/Fallon, are among my favorites, and I was really looking forward to seeing this collection. A palette cleanser of spectacular jewelry is always refreshing after endless runway shows. Not to mention, Lorenz is a finalist for this year's CFDA Vogue Fashion fund, and all eyes are on her creations.
Her inspirations for the collection were Miami Art Deco architecture and 80s Italian design collective, The Memphis Group. A labyrinthine pattern of dots, dashes, and stripes became strands of beaded jasper, amazonite, turquoise, pearl, moonstone and custom colorized jade. Pale pinks and blues are the nod to Miami, and the whole package is one of pure in-your-face "statement necklace." Twisted chains--a Lorenz signature--appear here in a shiny sterling silver.
Shrinking violets need not apply.