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The beautiful and talented CDFA nominee Soraya Silchenstedt ( far right) designer of Finn Jewelry, photographed for the november issue of Vogue wearing all Ryan Roche!!
Pride of a Nation: The 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Funders
by Freddie Campion | captions by Chloe Malle | photographed by Norman Jean Roy
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It’s said a love knot is forever, and for Soraya Silchenstedt, it kind of is. The 32-year-old designer of Finn Jewelry (photographed with model Lakshmi Menon) originally discovered the motif in Mr. Rubin’s third-grade jewelry-making class and has since re-created it in solid gold. The Westchester-raised designer, who draws every design in pencil and gouache, also creates bulbous hearts and animal- and shark’s-tooth pendants—bijous with humor and heft. “That’s what makes the pieces iconic,” says business partner Candice Pool, 34, “that there are these themes in fine jewelry. Our clients are looking for something whimsical but still valuable.” This season, the label debuts a collection of engagement and wedding rings. “The details are very subtle,” says Silchenstedt, “but there’s reasoning to it.”
Photographed by Norman Jean Roy
A New Jewel in Town
Eva Zuckerman, the designer of Eva Fehren, a new fine jewelry line, first started tinkering with jewelry while working for Mor Mor Rita, a high-end children’s brand. “Women actually bought my stuff!” exclaims Zuckerman, who put her Cooper Union fine arts background on hold for the opportunity to work for the jewelry designers Philip Crangi and, later, Monique Péan. “They’re such wonderful teachers,” she says, crediting both mentors with instilling in her the importance of sustainable gems (like petrified wood and lapis lazuli stones) and innovative craftsmanship (seen in her delicate gold stackable bands and geometric rings and bracelets). And from the looks of her debut effort, this promising pupil gets a gold star.
Eva Fehren jewelry, starting at $800. Go to roseark.com.
Now Showing | Ryan Roche
To showcase her second women’s wear collection, Ryan Roche enlisted the filmmaker Anna Palma and the model Stephanie Christian of Supreme to capture the label’s cashmere knit capes and day dresses.
Available at Eva Gentry, 389 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 260-9033 and Metier, 355 Sutter Street, San Francisco, (415) 989-5395.