Fashion Jewelry Catwalk and Couture

by Maia Adams

Fashion Jewelry: Catwalk and Couture, by Maia Adams and published by Laurence King in March 2010 is the first book to showcase contemporary catwalk and couture jewelry.

Fashion jewelry is created with the catwalk and couture in mind, characterized by its creativity and originality. It is arguably the most exciting field in fashion today.

Arranged by designer, this is the first book of it’s kind, profiling 33 international fashion jewelers who combine traditional techniques and ultra-modern methods to create this new style of jewelry.

The book features exclusive interviews with many of the designers profiled as well as stunning images of their work. Collaborations with leading fashion designers and brands such as Lanvin, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garçons, as well as collections for directional fashion stores such as Colette and 10 Corso Como are all discussed.

“Why do we wear jewelry? Because we crave attention and decorating ourselves is a great way to get it.” Alexis Bittar

Adams believes that the allure of fashion jewelry is the endless scope for re-invention and its applicability to different forms. The sheer range of materials, craftmanship, interpretations, philosophies and – importantly – humour, also make it endlessly fresh and exciting. Showcasing skilled craftsmanship, unusual materials and an often limited-edition approach fashion jewelry harnesses the spirit of couture for the 21st century.

Maia Adams has contributed fashion and lifestyle articles to publications including British Vogue, Elle, The Guardian, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Wallpaper*. Based in London, Maia is also a visiting lecturer on the fashion degree courses at Barcelona’s Design Institute and the University of the Creative Arts in the UK.

370 Color illustrations
11 x 7.7 inch
208 pages
ISBN – 978 1 85669 655 5

MARCH 2010
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