I know I said last week's post would be the final in my Poland series, but I can't resist telling you about one more Polish designer. It's Bitru Fariel, from Warsaw, Poland, whose jewelry was showcased at the Emerging Trends event at the 2012 Boston Fashion Week.
Fariel was one of several up-and-coming young designers from around the world who was brought to Boston for the Emerging Trends show by a PR firm called The Synergy Events, which is dedicated to getting young designers exposure at fashion week shows around the world.
Fariel uses natural materials such as ordinary stones, leather and collected leaves as well as materials not typically assocated with jewelry, like coins, wires, electrical cables, shell casings, and extension cords. She calls it "creative recycling."
Below, red coral pieces are pinned on oblong wire, "imitating and worn as a spine".
These are conceptual, avant garde pieces. Love them or not, they're original, and very fashionable.
You can see more of these photos, all behind the scenes shots taken at Boston Fashion Week (at the old Boston Cyclorama building), at the Bitru Fariel Facebook Page. You can also go to Bitru Fariel to see more.