Tiffany named Reed Krakoff as its new Chief Artistic Officer last week. The news is notable for a few firsts: Krakoff who made his name by reimagining the Coach handbags brand is not an experienced jewelry designer and the new position places him in the executive suite, the first time a creative designer has risen to such an important position within the heritage American luxury company. Analysts take the move as a signal about the rising importance of creative design to modern commerce. "Reed understands luxury, and the impeccable purity of design required of jewelry," Tiffany's spokesperson tells the New York Times, regarding Krakoff's background in leather and cashmere rather than jewels.
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Need inspiration for your latest jewelry or accessories project? A small gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art featuring about 50 pieces from avant-garde contemporary jewelry designers is bound to spur ideas. Grouped by themes like vegetable, plastic … Read More
The student body has voted 12 faculty members Outstanding Faculty Award winners for 2016. Congratulations to these industry leaders and educators for passing along their expertise and inspiring the next generation! Read more about:Vickie Peters, Apparel In … Read More
Jewelry Design Graduate Doubara Eporwei is one of FIDM's most recent success stories. Below, she shares her experience working as an Assistant Designer for 1928 Jewelry, a position she helped secure via FIDM's Career Center: "My time at 1928 Jewelry was an ey … Read More
Name: Karla Ojeda Age: 17 Hometown: San Diego/Temecula CA FIDM Major: Digital Media FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Summer 2016 Admissions Advisor: Cathy Chambers How did your advisor help with the process? My advisor was a really big help wit … Read More
"India's jewelry designers have long played to an enchanted audience," sums up the New York Times in a story about the growing recognition by collectors of India's enduring influence. "From the poorest villagers to the richest madam, jewelry has a special s … Read More
Orange County-based designer and Jewelry Design Graduate Courtney Sims founded Matterial Fix with a philanthropic focus (10% of sales are donated directly to help girls around the world.) She has been profiled in Riviera magazine and is now carried at Bloomi … Read More