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July 30 2014

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Dressed-Up De Pinto

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In the past few seasons, jewelry designer Arielle de Pinto has been refining the look of her crocheted metal accessories, reining in her experimental side to create pieces that are both avant-garde and easily wearable. For Fall, the designer took another step in that direction, churning out structural chain and brass necklaces, earrings, and cuffs, all with a newfound elegant sophistication.

“I spent a lot of time in Toronto in the suburbs when I was making this collection,” says the designer, who splits her time between Montreal and New York. “I think that definitely influenced the collection,” she added, citing the building materials and the lichen-colored carpet in her parents’ condo as reference points. And while de Pinto jokes that suburban life isn’t for her, she translated her surroundings into cool, conceptual elements, like riveted brass tubing and brick motifs that bring shape to her organic steel threads. Crisscross scaffolding-inspired necklaces and bracelets are also an eye-pleasing interpretation of her unlikely influences.

In addition to her Fall offerings, de Pinto has created a palladium-plated capsule collection, which features her favorite pieces from past seasons in charcoal. Coming up next from de Pinto: a shoe collaboration with designer Simona Vanth, which features chunky sandals, boots, and platforms garnished with de Pinto’s delicate chain webs.

Photo: Courtesy of Arielle de Pinto

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