ALEXIS BITTAR | FALL / WINTER 2012
The king of Lucite, Alexis Bittar, has left his signature style behind for his autumn winter 2012 collection in favour of a more whimsical jewellery aesthetic.
Hailed as one of the greatest jewellery designers of the 21st century, Brooklyn-born Bittar got his start at age 13, peddling antique jewellery in New York’s East Village. The native New Yorker launched his own jewellery collection “Alexis Bittar” in 1988 and his 1930s Bakerlite-inspired creations soon garnered a loyal fan base. Two decades later, he is selling his eponymous jewellery collections in over 34 countries worldwide, and has designed for Burberry, Michael Kors, The Victoria and Albert museum and Jason Wu.
Featuring twisted elements, molten metal and organic shapes, the autumn winter 2012 collection incorporates a surreal element of fairytale glamour. Alexis Bittar’s amalgamation of semi-precious stones and intricate metalwork fuses Baroque styles with Native American influences. The mixed palette of turquoise and gunmetal gold is punctuated by dustings of crystals in what makes an delightful jewellery collection.
Alexis Bittar recently revealed plans to launch an eyewear collection in 2013.
- Amelia Jones