Jewelry Moments

September 11, 2015 BY WATM STAFF

We asked some of our favorite Capsule New York designers to give us a jewelry “moment” from history, celebrity, film or television that inspired their S/S 16 collections.


Katie Diamond

"More than a moment, I am fascinated with the natural glamour of the French actresses of the 1970s or popularly known as the 'it-girls.' Some of my favorites include Bridgitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. I have always admired their versatility and adaptability to many different forms of art including singing, acting, modeling, and directing. We specialize in delicate luxury that can be fancy or casual and I try to preserve a sense of natural glamour that is synonymous with those 1970s “it girls” in all of my jewelry pieces."


Noriko & Akiko Sugawara

"We find the painting Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer inspiring. We love how a simple piece of jewelry can say so much and set a mood. The understated quality of the earring and the slightly opened mouth of the subject lend a lot to the imagination. We try to allow the viewers imagination to play off the simple elegance of our designs."


Joomi Lim

"This season my collection is called Love Thorn. I utilized micro mini bullets and pearls in setting that looks a bit like rose buds, so it’s a mix of tough and tender, sexy and dangerous. Look no further than the irresistible Pamela Anderson in the 1996 action sci-fi flick Barb Wire."


Vanessa Arizaga

"The most major movie jewelry moment for me is the 1980s Brooke Sheilds movie, The Blue Lagoon, the idealized romantic story of two young children marooned on paradise in the South Pacific. They grow up and fall in love they live off the land and adorn themselves with the tropical green, lush flowers, South Pacific pearls, treasures from the ocean and a mix of Victorian-era remnants of home from a lone steamer trunk. It still inspires me to this day."