Ottawa jewellery designer Karen McClintock, was recently invited to showcase her latest collection at the prestigious design show, Designers at JW Marriott Essex House in New York City! We caught up with star designer to chat about the show and collection.
Tell us a little more about the collection?
This collection is inspired by the opulence of the roaring 20s, the richness of Swarovski Crystal and beautiful stones such as kynite and labradorite.
Why is this collection special?
This collection has some great elements that are brand new, such as 14kt gold, long elegant tassels, typical of that era, and endless layering options. My favourite thing about this collection is that it reflects the hot Gatsby trend you see on the runway, but interprets it in a way that makes them classic and timeless.
How does it feel to be part of the show?
It feels wonderful to be participating in a show of this level with such a high calibre of elite evening wear designers.
How does it feel to be with the other designers in the show?
It’s always great to connect and collaborate with other designers. As the only jewellery designer at the show, I’m excited to see the my collection work with the other designers’ creations.
The show took place on September 15, 16 and 17.