Awards Spotlight: Pamela Love, Nominee for Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Pamela Love

Pamela Love

2012 Nominee for:
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

CFDA Honors:
2011 NOMINEE – SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner-Up
2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist

Biography:
New York native Pamela Love received her BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in film production.  After graduating, Love applied her studies and creativity as an artist’s assistant to Francesco Clemente. In 2007, she launched her eponymous jewelry line.

Pamela Love draws her inspiration from many of her favorite artists, including Joseph Cornell, Lee Bontecou, Hieronymous Bosch, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Francesco Clemente.  Her creativity is further fueled by her passion for nature and science, as well as astronomy, astrology, magic and folk jewelry. She continues to experiment with unique and exotic materials, while exploring new techniques to make her challenging and extravagant designs a reality.  All off her pieces are manufactured in her Manhattan studio. Love defies traditional categories of fine or costume jewelry through the use of materials ranging from brass and leather to 14-karat gold and precious stones.  Her collections blend mystery with romance, reminiscent of stories both whimsical and dark.

Pamela Love was a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner up and a Ecco Domani Fashion Fund winner in 2011.  Love continues to push creative boundaries while consistently evolving and maintaining brand integrity. She remains dedicated to creating high-quality and innovative products that withstand the test of time.

A Moment with Pamela Love:
I look for inspiration…When I travel
Inspiration often comes…In my sleep
One of the more difficult parts of being a designer…Is being a boss
My guilty pleasure is….Bubble baths
Can’t get through the day without….Hot sauce