Philip Crangi Shows Some Skin-------
For more than ten years, Philip Crangi has made wrought metal jewelry his signature look. Barring his many collaborative projects with the likes of Jason Wu and Vera Wang, the charmingly grizzled designer consistently sticks to industrial materials like gunmetal brass, silver, and leather, but Crangi has decided to dress things up. Today, he launches a four-piece collection ($2,170 to $4,390), made up of classic Crangi pieces (like the Archer and Visor bracelets) updated with 14-carat-gold hardware, and for the first time, he’s using exotic skins like ostrich and lizard.
“It has always been about combining unexpected materials in a luxurious way, so this seemed like a natural progression for the fine jewelry,” Crangi told Style.com of the collection, available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. “The exotic skins are tough but chic, plus I love working in color.”