As promised, Alexander Wang's first jewelry collection with Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Paris Kain of Abraxas Rex debuted on Wang's runway Feb. 14. If you paid close attention, you would have spotted the weapon-like cuff, seen on Tasha Tilberg's wrist, and the sharp, alien-like earrings. Do you recall when Wang said you wouldn't need pierced ears to wear his earrings? Now I get what he meant. Totally makes sense that Wang's jewels are as edgy as his clothes, but are they freaky or fabulous?
February 14 is Valentine's Day, but more importantly, it's the day Alexander Wang's jewelry line launches. The designer joined forces with Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Paris Kain of Abraxas Rex to create a four-style collection of silver cuffs and earrings that can be described as sleek, streamlined, and animalistic.
What's most intriguing about the line, priced between $350 to $975 wholesale, is that the earrings are neither worn pierced nor clipped on. "We’re working with ways of wearing earrings that aren’t typical. . . . We want to push the meaning of embellishment and how people interpret jewelry," Wang said. We'll have to wait until Feb. 14 to see what he means exactly. Suspense is killing me . . .