Denise Chumlea, VP of Design, is one of the ‘Kendra Scott Original Seven’. She has been with the company since the beginning and has been by Kendra’s side helping to direct the design of each new collection. We sat down with her to learn more about her favorite 2017 trends. Here are her most quotable insights.
Say It With a Statement
“The statement earring was all over the runway, but I’ll take a statement any way I can get it. I think the best way to finish an outfit is with a piece that’s going to turn heads as soon as you enter a room. From our Spring Collection, I say you have to snag the Emma Shoulder Dusters. They are so light and airy, and I love how the iridescence played off our more oxidized metals. ”
Layering & Versatility
“I love any piece that will take me from day to night or from business meeting to happy hour. I’m talking about versatility, and I’m in love with our Spring Collection because I can make adjustments to fit my look (and my mood) throughout the day! Grab our Janet Choker and our Alyssa Earrings (you can mix and match the charms).”
The Return of the Bold Wrist
“The structured cuff was the key bracelet item identified throughout the runway. Our Stella and Jude cuffs hit this trend so well. They make a bold statement but can be worn with so many different looks!”
“In our most recent collections, we’ve brought fine jewelry techniques to fashion jewelry. I can’t really say it’s a trend because we’re one of the few fashion jewelry companies to do it.
We design everything by hand in our state-of-the-art design studio in Austin. In doing so, we watch a piece come to life and know exactly what to add along the way to capture our signature aesthetic. If we didn’t design by hand, we’d lose that character! You have to own the Kensey Ring Set and the Whit Ear Climbers”
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