Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 11216
BARBARA CAMPBELL She’s is known for her signature design “Lucky Six” necklace. This talented Brooklyn-based accessories designer Barbara Campbell launched her line in the fall of 2007 in Park Slope. In just a few short months the line has become a big hit with beauty maven Celebrity make-up artist Mally Roncal, and Eyewitness News Anchor, Lori Stokes, who purchased her pieces at the ultra chic boutique, in Amagansett, Long Island, in the Hamptons. We sat down to talk with Barbara Campbell in her design studio and it was a pleasure!
Fashion: Who is your Fashion style icon?My earliest influence in fashion is my Cuban fashionista mom, Fina. One of my favorite necklace piece in my first collection is named after her. Her Spanish glamour and style is always current. She taught me simple is always elegant/glamour.
Work: Tell us a little about your work as an accessories designer ?I love the design process of my accessories for my company brand which all products are handmade now in my Crown Heights fashion design studio, I recently moved my design studio to Bergen St off Franklin Ave in , Brooklyn, New York . I specialize in handmade classic techniques as well as the less traditional. These include, wire wrapping, hammering, knitting, knotting, braiding, crocheting and sewing. My design concept is to remain organic, simple and elegant. “I feel the strongest statements are made with the fewest words. I believe the same can be said for my one-of-a-kind women's accessories designs, which are all made an assembled and produced in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Favorite: What is your favorite item from the new collection spring?I have to tell you for necklaces it's my signature piece “Lucky Six” necklace seen on fashionistas and TV personalities Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood, celebrity make-up artist Mally Roncal of @MallyBeauty.Com, Lori Stokes of ABC Eye Witness News. The design of the necklace, it's delicate, feminine and very charming. My ABSOLUTE favorite!!! But let's also talk about my handcrafted bags, there are the perfect streetstyle for traveling to the office and back to city apartment and an added bonus for the weekender.
Trend: What do you think is the best style trend for the upcoming season Spring 2014?Playing color with different textures, organic shapes and layering, this is going to be a glamorous fashion-forward cool season! Trust me ladies, it will be "fashion at it's best" with a cutting-edge!
Inspires: What inspires your work and what types of materials do you like to work with the best?
Quote: "My design concept is to remain simple and elegant. I feel the strongest statements are made with the fewest words. I believe the same can be said for my accessories designs.”
Right Now: If you could be anywhere right now where would it be? What would you pack?
Gift: Please list your favorite gift to give?
Events: When and Where?
|This Fall Barbara Campbell Trunk Show Hosted by Bloomingdales Soho|
See what's in store at Barbara Campbell NYC shop
View Barbara Campbell NYC In The Studio
Check out Barbara's new website
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Barbara Campbell Moodboard
Barbara Campbell at work on her spring 2014 collection