Leave it up to New York’s own fine jewelry designer Wilfredo Rosado to unveil his newest + third collection yesterday, the first day of Paris Couture 2013. With 23years under his belt working for Giorgio Armani, first with his design team in Italy and then as his fashion director in NYC, the only way to keep going for Wilfredo was up, up, up (not to mention, also being discovered by none else than Andy Warhol). For this collection, leather, diamonds + emeralds were the main focus.
With all his fine jewels made in Paris (Brooches + cuffs from past collections were produced in collaboration with legendary couture atelier Maison Lemarié) + Italy, the great thing about the leather + diamond part of the collection is versatility, a key attribute to most of Wilfredo’s designs. The leather flowers can be unscrewed to a different colored leather or removed altogether. The same was true with pieces in past collections including the famous diamonds + pink feathered dangling earrings Gwyneth Paltrow wore on stage for the 2011 Grammys (below), where the feather is magnetized and can be removed and changed to a different color.
(photo: Michael Caulfield + Wilfredo Rosado)
Most recently, Julia Roberts was spotted wearing Wilfredo’s fine jewels at this year’s Golden Globes, while Lena Headey of ‘Game Of Thrones’ fame wore his ‘Lips Cameo Ring’ to the 2012 SAG Awards. Wilfredo’s ‘Lips Cameo Ring’ from his Cameo collection is a clear indication of not only his wit but also his craftsmanship + intuition of taking street style and elevating it to luxury status.
(photo: Wilfredo Rosado)
The emerald collection, with it’s art deco influence, could definitely be a ‘must have’ for this year’s remaining red carpet events. Now, isn’t it just so apropos that Wilfredo should include emeralds in this collection as emerald green is considered the Pantone color of 2013?