In The COUTURE Podcast, Michelle Orman sits down with the people who make up the incredible COUTURE community to learn about their journeys, hear their stories, and gain insight into their lives and their creative processes. COUTURE’s jewelry designers and brands are creating jewelry with a unique point of view. Both on-trend and collectible, these wearable works of art are among the most highly coveted pieces of jewelry in the world. COUTURE’s retail partners, dedicated media and passionate influencers are all committed to introducing these collections to both jewelry enthusiasts, and admirers of art and the exploration of creativity alike.
The COUTURE Podcast with Spinelli Kilcollin
In the last few years, the name Spinelli Kilcollin has become synonymous with chic, contemporary, and sophisticated design. And while it might seem to those on the outside that the brand achieved overnight success, its founders, Yves Spinelli & Dwyer Kilcollin, had been working for years to try to convince stores to get behind their functionality meets design concept. We were delighted to sit down with Yves & Dwyer to hear more about their journey, their secret talents, and their secret to a successful partnership in both life & love.
The COUTURE Podcast with Victor Velyan
The work of artist Victor Velyan is instantly recognizable. His proprietary patina process is utterly unique and distinctive and serves as a perfect canvas for the array of colored gemstones he incorporates into many of his designs. Victor also has a reputation of being a bit of a rockstar, and often makes sartorial choices that draw attention and invite comments and compliments. We were thrilled to sit down and talk to Victor about his design process, his background as a rockstar, and his passion for life and the fine jewelry industry.
The COUTURE Podcast with Julez Bryant
For the past 17 years Julez Bryant has been helping women feel empowered through her designs, her mentorship and her advocacy. Julez has faced and overcome a lot of adversity in her life and she's learned countless lessons along the way; looking at the challenges she faced as an opportunity to enrich her character. We were delighted to have a Skype conversation with Julez to discuss how she is dealing with the current challenges we are all facing, how she is running her business amidst the global pandemic, and how she believes this is an opportunity to uplift, elevate and support members of our community.
Intro to The COUTURE Podcast with Gannon Brousseau II
As the implications of the COVID-19 situation became apparent, and we ultimately had to cancel our 2020 event, our resolve to keep this community connected, in whatever way we can, was only strengthened. While we’re definitely going to release our previously recorded episodes at some point, hopefully in the near future, we decided to move forward with capturing some voices remotely. We want to know how people in our community are faring during these difficult and uncertain times, where they’re putting their energies, and how the current situation is causing them to rely on their creativity now more than ever before. We sat down, remotely, with COUTURE’s director, Gannon Brousseau, to discuss why we’ve decided to move forward in this way, and highlight some of the positives that are coming out of the unprecedented times we’re all facing.
The COUTURE Podcast with Bibi van der Velden
Artist Bibi van der Velden considers herself first and foremost a sculptor. Her primary artistic medium informs her sublime jewelry designs in many ways, including her drive to create pieces that don't need a "body" to become something. A lifelong collector, Bibi's jewelry transcends the expected and often incorporates unique and unusual materials, giving her work a sense of adventure and discovery. We were so happy to have a Skype conversation with Bibi to discuss her designs, Auverture designers and relief fund, what she is doing during the pandemic and her own personal experience with COVID-19.
The COUTURE Podcast with Lynn Yaeger
Fashion correspondent Lynn Yaeger is a well-known fixture within the global fashion scene. Touted as one of the industry’s most influential people, Lynn has long been the muse of several prominent fashion designers. Lynn is also a NYC institution. With her distinctive, iconic look, Lynn garners attention wherever she goes. We were so excited to speak with Lynn, remotely, to talk about her rise to prominence, her penchant for collecting, and her recent discovery of her love for contemporary jewelry design.