3 posts tagged "Campana Brothers"
H.Stern’s collaborations with architects and other designers over the years have been a real success story for the jewelry company, from the Campana brothers’ pieces to Diane von Furstenberg’s line with the brand. For Fall, they’re partnering with Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil’s most renowned architect, the man behind the plan of Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, and the U.N. headquarters in New York. H.Stern designers took inspiration from Niemeyer’s drawings to create the clean lines of the new collection—the simple landscape (bottom) became my favorite piece, a pair of zigzag diamond earrings in 18K white gold (top). They snake over the entire ear for an unexpected (and, admittedly, pricey) glamour.
The Oscar Niemeyer collection hits stores this Fall. For more information, visit www.hstern.net.
When it comes to creative collaborations, Melissa, the Brazilian company that has elevated the plastic shoe to lofty heights many miles above the jelly, could give Marc Jacobs a run for his money. Each season the company commissions a creative type—from Vivienne Westwood to the Campana Brothers—to design a custom pair of shoes. Under the guidance of Brazilian power editor Erika Palomino, this season’s candidate is South African artist Esther Mahlangu, who customized Melissa’s elegant “Ultragirl” peep-toe flats in her trademark Ndebele tribal style of bold color and graphic lines. For the moment, the shoes are a limited-edition run that were gifted to tastemakers at SPFW. However, the brand may negotiate another line that will be available at retail. Until then, fans will have to scour eBay. (Though not for mine! I don’t wear size 5 women’s shoes, but I’ll be passing them on to a lucky small-footed friend.) As for the inspiring Mahlangu, though the African native is over 70 years old, she’s still active as ever. Next up, she’s the subject of a documentary currently in the works, directed by Palomino.