Friday, September 24, 2010

Monique Pean

Showing jewelry during New York Fashion Week is always a challenge, however CFDA/VOGUE Fahion Funder winner Monique Péan had no trouble drawing the eye upwards toward her beautiful baubles from The Ahe Collection, a line inspired by a trip to French Polynesia. Taking a cue from aquatic life, Péan created jewelry of both big and small pieces of largely necklaces and some bracelets of both ancient and newer materials. Combining shells, fossilized woolly mammoth, walrus ivory, 18 carat recycled gold, sustainable mother of pearl, and conflict and devastation-free diamonds, the designer proved that beautiful creations can also be sustainable, eco-conscious, and philanthropic, as a portion of sales go to charity as well as Péan using local artisans to hand craft her designs. A favorite of the designer's was a large, white necklace (pictured) that included slivers of diamonds carefully worked in.

Contributed by: Julia DiNardo of fashionpulsedaily
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