Milan Fashion Week 2018
Relic & Rune
Milan, 16th January 2018: Relic + Rune, the new collection of Susan Lenart Kazmer, was inspired by the artist’s legacy with the Talisman world. She had the opportunity to travel the world, staying in small villages in Southeast Asia where there were no hotels, sleeping in barns and on the outside of local farmers’ buildings. She met people from Karen, Hmong and Akha communities and experienced life in a small simple village without internet, electricity or TV, just a pure way of living. Newly inspired to Talismans and symbolism, she began buying artifacts, beads and hand woven fabrics. With each piece that passed through her hands she felt the object’s power, love and strength, learning that these very qualities were embedded into the objects themselves by use of emotions, desires and repetition. This is what creates a Talisman. Relic + Rune Jewels are common altered objects that give the appearance and feel of an ancient + sacred adornment. The artist implement layers of rubbings, prayers, intentions into this piece to provide the feel of ancient relevance and the sacred divinity of a Relic.
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Milan 2018 is Right Around the Corner!
February 22-25th Milan, Italy
We are thrilled to be heading to Milan Fashion Week to showcase the authentic and inspirational Talisman line from Susan Lenart Kazmer! We are looking forward to creating lasting partnerships with top designers and brands while enjoying an amazing Italian experience! We also have the opportunity to vie for the top designers’ honor awarded by Artistar! We love the incredible support from our jewelry design enthusiasts and your energy is creating waves that make global impacts for peace, love, and well-being.
Artistar Jewel 2018
Artistar Jewels is an event that gives an international and original perspective on the contemporary jewelry world, showing us the latest trends. The creatives will show their artworks, unique pieces or small series, selected according to their artistic value, technical testing e stylistic research. All the pieces are going to be sold on our website www.artistarjewels.com starting from next February, and the platform will be even more contemporary thanks to an accurate restyling.
170 international designers from more than 30 countries are participating in the 5th edition, showing more than 450 artworks. This year the event has registered an increase of the 20% compared to the 4th edition, closing the applications 3 months earlier than expected.
To enhance the exhibition there will be the creations of three main characters of the contemporary jewelry and art world: the Japanese conceptual artist Yoko Ono, the Belgian Pol Bury and the Parisian artist Faust Cardinali.
During the exhibition there will also be a special area with the creations of maison De Liguoro in collaboration with the Egyptian artist Reem Jano, winner of the “De Liguoro” 2017 award. Together with theme also the jewels of Gabriela Secarea, winner of the 2017 Artistar Jewels @Camera Lucida award, offered to the best Romanian designer.
In the volume Artistar Jewels 2018 all the designers are going to see published the pictures taken during the shooting organized by the Artistar Jewels team with the photographer Andrea Salpetre. The book published by Logo Fausto Lupetti will be available worldwide in all the national and international bookstores. The volume will be sent to more than 5000 experts, as buyers, journalists, bloggers and jewelry galleries. The introduction is written by Eugenia Gadaleta, marketing & communication manager of Artistar Jewels and communication teacher, together with Mariastella Campi, fashion journalist.