Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KARA ROSS/KARA by KARA ROSS Jewelry/Handbag Spring 2013

Columbus Circle-NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard
Kara Ross-in a vintage dress 
A light filled event/apartment space that had views to yonder boroughs...was the setting for a presentation by acclaimed jewelry/handbag master crafter/designer Kara Ross during the most recent New York Fashion Week.

Media members and retail buyers  walked into a beautiful orchid filled foyer---greeted by exquisite tables of handbags, clutches and satchels--- for Spring 2013.

Exotic skins in bright tones, solid metal hardware with "subtle touches" in art deco shapes-embellished (tastefully) with mother-of-pearl, labradorite, black onyx, rock crystal and hematite gemstones...meticulous construction---and a few new bag shapes ---all present.

curved top---fits perfectly under an arm...Rosella (rose) scarlet python w/gold frame and black onyx  $2595

platina orcheda natural python with gunmetal hardware hematite $2, 595

Medium Electra-summer multi-weave fabric with natural ring lizard gussets, gunmetal hardware and black onyx $1,220

Isadora-new shape-lady like structure-scarlet python with scarlet ostrich, gunmetal hardwear with hematite $2,245

New materials---include a cork material that looks like embossed snake and a water hyacinth that looks like raffia...join Kara Ross's unique python, lizard, croc and alligator materials---that are exotically colored and finished courtesy of a proprietary glaze methodology.

BELTS and in front-alligator in Celina-C shape, back-Stretch Prunella shape

medium electra, pricilla shapes-python, lizard -with art deco shape gunmetal clasps

water hyacinth-random weave--- eye catching material from $765-$935

 Trinity bag-espresso ostrich flap with Italian straw body, gold hardware with smokey topaz (middle) $2970-intersting textures

yellow cloud python with block onyx-gunmetal hardwear

snake print gold flec cork with gold hardwear and rock crystal

gold hardwear with mother of pearl clasp-natural ring lizard Emalia -$1,310

As far as the jewelry collections---the Kara Ross and Fine Jewelry Collections often serve as inspiration of several of the Kara by Kara Ross boutique collections.
The Organic Coral Collection-in the accessibly priced Kara by Kara Ross-resin recreates the red, pink, black and white coral of the top line---in various shapes with accents of real gemstones---epitomizes a summer spent by the sea.

Classic 'Kara" shapes---particularly the cuffs---here in pavé...

Raw, uncut and unpolished gemstones---in this case Raw Aquamarine with 18k gold and diamonds for the Kara Ross Fine Jewelry collection---is re-fashioned out of resin that looks VERY similar---for the Kara by Kara Ross collection.

Ivory Resin pieces-with accents of rock crystals.

cast nugget gold cuff

Summery Vintage Python in soft shades of pink, green and washed taupe...best sellers for a reason-they go with everything. Pile on.

There was a table full of one of a kind, rare pieces of jewelry---as this very heavy, weight wise, one of a kind necklace made from construction debris from the new Manhattan development...Hudson Yards.

we were told this necklace is destined for a Philadelphia museum

Fine jewelry -Wild Woods-maple and zebra woods-cuffs

LOVE-Triple Fire grasshopper ring with fire opal and pear shaped turquoise cabachons in 18k gold available now

real deal-natural black coral -18k gold, faceted cabochon multi-faceted gemstones-available now

raw aquamarine with gold specks...

turquoise with pavé white sapphire-sterling silver-byzatine maze pattern-available now from Kara Ross

one of a kind-Fine Jewelry Collection-rings....