Designer Pamela Love

Award winning CFDA jewelry designer Pamela Love on her studio rooftop in Manhattan’s historic Garment District. Pamela is wearing the Classic Moto Jacket in Mud. Photos by Chad Davis

Designer Pamela Love

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

CFDA award winning jewelry designer Pamela Love creates pieces that reflect a mix of influences from Mexican folklore and North African tribal culture to astrology, astronomy, and botany that fuse into a single “modern urban mysticism” aesthetic. Pamela won the CFDA Swarovski Award For Accessory Design in 2013, the CFDA Lexus Eco Challenge For Sustainable Design in 2012, and the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund in 2011. Billy and Pamela met when they were both in the fashion fund many years ago. “I was the only girl and there were nine men that year,” says Pamela. “Billy was always so wonderful and so nice to me. He actually made my husband’s suit for our wedding, which was awesome.” 

For Pamela, jewelry is more than an accessory. “It connects people, generations...whether it’s from someone who passed away, for luck, or a higher power, almost like a conductor,” she says.“That it’s connecting us is a really magical concept.” Most pieces are hand-crafted in her New York City design studio or in Los Angeles, and any manufacturing done outside the United States is thoroughly vetted for social and environmental responsibility. She has collaborated with a number of designers and brands including Ceremony, J. Crew, Zac Posen, and Topshop among others.

In March of this year, Rizzoli published her book “Pamela Love: Muses and Manifestations,” a beautiful curation of the interests and influences that inform her work alongside moodboards and finished pieces. “It’s really about the journey from conception to creation. The sketches, the trips, the different elements that inspired the work. Like a scrapbook, a collection of the things in my head, an exploration of these obsessions,” she says.

Pamela joins us this weekend for Shindig No. 8 with a shop-in-shop at Billy Reid on Friday and Sunday, and on Saturday morning, she will sign copies of her book in our store.

PAMELA LOVE JEWELRY SHOP-IN-SHOP
Billy Reid, 114 North Court Street
Friday, August 26
10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, August 27
9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, August 28
10 AM to 5 PM
JOHN BESH & PAMELA LOVE BOOK SIGNINGS
Billy Reid, 114 North Court Street
Saturday, August 27
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM