High quality jewellery model, Lagos, has added new items to its lately launched KSL line of jewels. The architecturally impressed assortment is aimed toward a brand new era of ladies, the Philadelphia-based firm says.
The gathering was conceived by model stylist, Kate Shares Lagos, the daughter of Steven Lagos, the founder and artistic director of Lagos, now in its 43rd yr of enterprise. The 28-year-old designer has been working at Lagos for nearly 5 years, first as visible merchandiser earlier than transitioning to the brand new place of brand name stylist a yr in the past.
“As a stylist, I get to see our collections from a special perspective and that actually helped encourage my designs this season,” Kate Lagos mentioned in an interview.
The model is understood for its signature Caviar collections, which take lots of of steps to finish. The luminous Caviar beading provides texture and transforms sterling silver, 18ok gold and ceramic into female, sculptural jewellery. Caviar’s texture combines craftsmanship and engineering that ends in jewels which might be comfy, wearable and strikes with the physique.
The KSL assortment re-imagines Caviar by way of architectural shapes to create dimension that’s each trendy and daring. It’s out there in two-tone sterling silver and 18ok gold with diamonds. The jewels are light-weight however with a little bit of an edge with silhouettes in a wide range of sizes, designed for layering. These kinds use the identical supplies and craftsmanship that defines the Lagos model.
Costs for the KSL assortment vary from about $400 to $4,800. Whereas costs for Lagos can begin as a low as $175, however can attain as much as $20,000, relying on the model and use of supplies.
That is the primary collaboration between father and daughter. Whereas particular person KSL items have been launched beforehand, the brand new items have been created to provide a complete assortment of jewels.
“KSL is my first assortment and the primary time we collaborated collectively, but it surely has been years within the making,” Kate Lagos says. “We launched our preliminary silhouettes final yr however I nonetheless had a number of concepts and noticed a possibility for scalable items that might layer effectively. I used to be excited to have the ability to broaden the gathering and provide girls extra decisions.”
Steven Lagos provides, “Kate introduced a brand new perspective to Caviar. She actually checked out it from her standpoint. It has been a number of enjoyable for me to see the evolution of Caviar by way of her eyes.”
Whereas KSL is an try to draw youthful patrons, Kate Lagos says it’s extra about angle and private model than age.
“All the supplies we use are the identical as every other LAGOS piece – 18ok gold, sterling silver and high-grade diamonds,” she says. “And every bit options the identical knowledgeable craftsmanship and Caviar design. However we performed with scale and the supplies to ensure there have been a wide range of kinds and worth factors out there.”
A lot of the brand new assortment is outlined by pyramid shapes and sharp edges. Even the rounded items akin to rings and hoop earrings have these edges inside. A lot of the items use gold as a spotlight with sterling silver. As talked about, the items are designed for layering.
The brand new jewels together with the unique items can be found on the Lagos website.