DESIGNER: Susan Domelsmith, jewelry designer, DLC Brooklyn (and keyboardist inOpen Ocean, the Brooklyn girl band that includes Sarah Kuhn, of Teen Vogue; Eviana Hartman of Bodkin; and Jill Bradshaw, formerly of I Heart).
BEST KNOWN FOR: Domelsmith is one of those drop-dead-gorgeous girls you see walking around Brooklyn whose style is quite reminiscent of a librarians. When I visited her studio in Williamsburg, I was humbled by her laborious process of hand-making each and every one of her pieces. She uses upcycled vintage pieces and transforms forgotten old chains into statement jewelry for almost any occasion. For eco-friendly fashion-forward types, DLC is worth the investment, which wont hurt your bank account.
SEASON: Fall 2010 is out now. Classics available continuously.
VIBE: The fall collection is inspired by music and statement performance pieces. Very rock-and-roll,and my new Octave brooch and guitar-strap charm is the first of its kind, says Domelsmith.
Drum Machine Necklace
BIGGEST HIT: The Metronome necklace for the statement knots and shiny ball chains, and the long asymmetrical Crescendo earrings with knots and charms.Metronome necklace
TOUGHEST SELL: The Drum Machine necklace is the Metronome cranked up to the next level. It is definitely a stage piece but may be too heavy to wear longer than a couple of hours.
For more on Susan Domelsmith, exclusive access to designers’ showrooms, and this season’s biggest hits and toughest sells, read the complete article – Susan Domelsmith of DLC Brooklyn and Open Ocean on Full Frontal Fashion.
Contributed by Turner for Full Frontal Fashion.
Photos:Martine Petra and Susan Domelsmith