Thursday, March 22, 2007


Treviso. Globetrotting, Treviso based pop jewelry designer, Caterina Zangrando was discovered in Paris by none other than American Vogue’s, giant editor, Andre Leon Talley. He was amused by her pop bijoux. After a degree from Milan’s IULM University and a thesis on Valentino, for fun she started making jewelry. She has gone a long way since then and her bijoux can be found all over the world, from Tokyo to Hong Kong, Singapore to Sydney and New York to Milan. She has collaborated with Indian fashion designer, Mannish Arora (see Contessanally - archives - January 2006), the "John Galliano" of India, on his latest three collections; the latest due out this autumn was inspired by Arora’s embroidered fabrics. The skulls and crossbones collection, she is wearing in the photo above, were designed, by special request, for the Japanese market. Her pop jewels are refreshing and unique.

photograph courtesy Caterina Zangrando

Note: the Disney cartoon characters from Caterina’s first collection. Dolls, animals and playful, as well as, kitsch objects are often the centerpieces to necklaces strung haphazardly with random sized pearls, stones, hearts and gold and silver beads. She also the designs Cartoon Network's Powerpuff Girls, jewelry line.

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