With models quickly being recognized as fashion influencers on and off the runway, several have begun to translate their style clout into lines of their own. Rather than focusing their attentions on ready-to-wear, these beauties are distinguishing themselves in the world of jewelry with collections that range from cutting-edge costume baubles to pricey fine jewels. Check out four of the model-based brands worth knowing.
Erin Wasson Low Luv
Erin Wasson’s bohemian style has made her a favorite of the street-style set, so when her costume jewelry line, LowLuv, debuted in 2010, it was an instant hit. Offering vintage-inspired pieces at affordable prices won Wasson a faithful following, and soon everyone from Rihanna to Emma Watson was spotted wearing one of her oversize rings.
Favoring classic simplicity over trendy flourishes, Magdalena Frackowiak’s solid gold jewelry is designed to stand the test of time. Launched earlier this year, Frackowiak’s hammered bracelets and pendant necklaces appeal to the minimalist in us all.
Manon von Gerkan
A regular presence in fashion editorials in the mid-’90s, Manon von Gerkan began her eponymous label back in 2000. Since then, Von Gerkan has opened a Soho boutique and expanded her line to include everything from affordable sterling-silver pieces to ultra-luxe diamond pavé earrings and bracelets.
Shu-Pei Qin’s jewelry line is available only in China, but its beauty is universal. Inspired by Greek mythology, Qin’s delicate gold olive branch pendants and teardrop earrings are elegant add-ons.