PLAITLY at Artistar Jewels 2018

Mar 11, 2018

Artistar Jewels International Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition during Milan Fashion Week

We are so happy to have been selected as one of 170 international designers to exhibit work at Artistar Jewels this year!  The exhibition took place during Milan Fashion Week at Palazzo dei Giureconsulti in Piazza Mercanti, a pedestrian plaza facing the iconic Duomo Cathedrale.  Throughout the entire experience, I found myself admiring the history of the city expressed through its architecture.  Walking through Milan is like walking through time.  The city is a such a dynamic blend of old and new - an urban fabric constantly weaving in new layers of its ever-evolving identity.   

Piazza Mercanti and Palazzo dei Giureconsulti in Milan

Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, where the exhibition took place, was built in the 16th century during the later years of the Renaissance.  During that time, artists challenged the balanced proportions of the earlier Renaissance style and embraced asymmetry, syncopated visual "rhythms," and unexpected elements.  This history provided the perfect framework for the Artistar exhibition, where every designer challenged the norms of jewelry design in their own unique ways.  

 Artistar Jewels 2018 Entrance Sign

Passersby in the Piazza could see the Artistar Jewels sign for the exhibition where all of the designers were listed.  Visitors entered the exhibition by going up a grand staircase with a large ceiling mural.


All of the work was so inspiring!  From established artists like Yoko Ono and Pol Bury to much lesser known artists (like me!), it was so fascinating to see everyone's talents shine.

Artistar Jewels Exhibition  Artistar Jewels Exhibition

And here are a few photos of my jewelry!  The Drapery Collection is my new line of high-end jewelry.  The Drapery Collection explores the dissolving boundary between the virtual and the physical. Each piece in the collection is defined by a part of the human body against which it drapes and folds. This collection embraces the idea that forces and objects that exist digitally can mold and shape tangible forms.  Beauty exists where these forces collide.     

Artistar PLAITLY ShowcasePLAITLY Pendant and Ring from the Drapery Collection PLAITLY Earrings and Necklace from the Drapery Collection

A few pieces from the exhibition can be found in the online shop here.  I will write more about the design process and the story behind Drapery in another blog post!