Exclusive: Mark Badgley & James Mischka Talk Art Deco Jewelry For Fall At HSN's Accessories Preview

May 17, 2011 by Charlotte Steinway
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Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and one of their Fall 2011 HSN designs

Last week, we went to HSN’s Accessories Preview, and caught up with designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, and Ahmed Akkad (who all design jewelry lines for HSN) to talk about what’s big in jewelry for fall. And the resounding consensus? Art Deco.  And we couldn’t be more thrilled that the geometric costume jewelry craze from the ’20s and ’30s is back with a vengeance.  Check out what some of our favorite designers had to say about the trend:

Mark Badgley, who co-designs the “American Glamour Badgley Mischka” collection for HSN with James Mischka, says they always look back to costume jewelry when coming up with their HSN designs: “We always do a line of vintage-inspired jewelry for [HSN], this is from our Art Deco group,” he says of the crystal cuff above. And luckily for us, he says that same inspiration is derived from the brand’s Badgley Mischka couture line. “It’s James and I and the same design team who design both our couture collection, as well as the HSN line, so the aesthetic is very consistent.”

Lisa Gastineau, who designs “Gastineau Glamour” collection with her daughter Brittny, tells us the Art deco decade influences her designs as well: “We definitely use the celestial aspect of Art Deco in our designs. We often use the star as the core of many of our pieces,” she says.

Ahmed Akkad, whose eponymous line is deeply rooted in Art Deco influence, says the era factored prominently in setting the tone for future designs. “[Art Deco] is the beginning of modernism; it’s the beginning of the time for women when jewelry changed from dainty little things to more confident and assertive jewelry. The scale there is impeccable,” he says. “If you look at 1960’s design–which is a very modern design–most of it has its roots in deco.

Although the pieces we previewed will all be available for Fall 2011, all three of the designers have used Art Deco in this season’s designs. Shop them all below or on here now.

Like this? Be sure to check out our guides on brooches, cocktail rings, and pearls.



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