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JEWELRY TO CLOTHES AND VICE-VERSA

New York-based designer and stylists Jennifer Fisher designed her first piece of jewelry after the birth of her son, Shane.  Like pretty much every up-and-coming designer, Fisher said she designed the piece because she couldn’t find anything that emulated her personality and style. She turned her one-off piece into a namesake line that launched in NYC about four years ago, which has since been snapped up by a slew of celeb clients including Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, and Nicole Kidman (fine jewelry prices go from $85 to $12,000 and all pieces are made to order).


 
Now Fisher is coming out with a capsule collection of sterling silver jewelry named Fawn – though it won’t launch till the spring, Rihanna has already been snapped in some of the line’s items – and much to the delight of frugal shoppers, the line will be priced from $30 to $700. That’s not where it ends, however – Fisher will also be launching outerwear under Wyler Designs by Jennifer Fisher. In keeping with her high-end price points, Fisher will be using mink, fox, and Mongolian lamb in her pieces and  plans to expand into home design, apparel and accessories come the next few seasons.


 
On the opposite front, Anna Wintour and Michelle Obama favorite Thakoon Panichgul just presented his first line for Japanese jeweler Tasaki. According to WWD, who was able to preview the collection, the designer sought to go in a more contemporary direction while respecting the brand’s (which was established in 1954), heritage. The collection includes two-finger pearl rings, inverted diamonds, and raw pearls on draping lariat necklaces.  Prices range from about $5,500 to about $40,000. Pieces go on sale April 22, when Tasaki’s newly designed Ginza Tower store in Tokyo opens.
 

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