From the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York, Amanda Kaiserman created for famous fashion brands such as Emanuel Ungaro, Cacharel or Club Monaco, before launching her own jewellery brand. By crossing the universe of Art Déco with industrial, baroque and tribal influences, she designs strong jewels for modern women with a personality.
Who are you?
Amanda Kaiserman, an American in Paris; jewelry designer, clothing designer, artist and dreamer and girl-about-town.
How did you start in fashion?
Since I was old enough to dress myself, it was clear that I had an obsessive attachment to clothes and jewelry. Although I vacillated between a career in art history and becoming a painter, my fascination with decorating the body was too strong, and I finally gave in and enrolled in New York's Parsons School of Design, and the rest is history......
What inspires you?
Inspiration is everywhere! Traveling is my passion, but I also get inspired in the street, the hardware store, flea markets and in my back yard in the country. And of course I owe a lot to my mother and my grandmothers!
A few words about this collection...
A melding of Art Deco, industrial, Baroque and tribal influences with rock and roll edge. I imagine strong, modern day woman who is not afraid to juxtapose pieces in a new way. I work with brass, which is a beautiful, golden material, feathers, antique pieces and touches of leather. I imagine a modern day Nancy Cunard.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
Hard to say...I guess I would have to say the Gladiateur Cuff. I LOVE bracelets, and this is my basic that I wear everyday. When I wear it, I feel strong and glamorous, and it goes with everything, both day and evening. Sometimes I even wear two - one on each wrist.
Where do you manufacture your products?
In Paris and in Manhattan. I make many of the pieces by hand myself and work with wonderful artisans, so the series are very small and each and every piece is slightly different, making them unique.