[New York Fashion Week] Kara Ross F/W 2012 Collection Preview
During New York Fashion Week, I had the pleasure of attending Kara Ross's unveiling of her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection in a penthouse suite overlooking Central Park West. Founded in 2003, Kara Ross's fine jewelry has become known for its bold and unique use of exotic skins, gemstones, and precious metals. Her collection includes several jewelry lines, handbags, and other accessories. Kara Ross Fall/Winter 2012 Collection was inspired by Ross's recent trip to Morocco. The trip's influence on the collection was evident: rich and vibrant gemstones, reptile skins, precious metal plating, and the iconic Scarab beetle.
The handbags and clutches were outfitted in a variety of reptile skins and leathers, some of which were custom dyed in order to maintain the desert aesthetic. And this coming season, you will be able to customize your bag at available retailers, selecting the stone(s), closure(s), and skin(s) as you see fit. You could say Ross's collection was fit for a queen (my birthday is August 14th if you'd like to start saving) especially with the addition of the jewelry. The Scarab beetle was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as the embodiment of the god Khepri. Jewelry that bore the Scarab was only worn by Egyptian kings and queens as a symbol of considerable power and wealth. And with stones ranging from hematite to onyx, you would be hard-pressed to feel anything other than regal.