Jewels by Alan Anderson Selected for Opening of Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay
Dramatic Tiaras a Centrepiece of Anderson’s Bridal Collection
May 15, 2014 - Toronto, ON (Canada) - Canadian jewellery designer Alan Anderson has created a 28-piece Jewels by Alan Anderson collection for Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay. Alan’s first full collection dedicated exclusively to brides and the bridal party, made its debut when two legendary brands - Kleinfeld and Hudson’s Bay - opened Canada’s definitive bridal boutique on May 1, 2014 in Toronto.
A focal point of the collection is three, one-of-a-kind tiaras, each inspired by turn-of-the-century European Royalty:
The laurel leaf design is said to signify triumph in love.
- peridot and clear crystal based on a kokoshnik (traditional Russian headpiece worn in the Imperial Court of Russia)
- pink floral based on the Belle Époque period (1871 - 1914)
- clear crystal laurel leaf design reminiscent of the Golden Age of Edwardian jewellery and recently re-introduced to popular culture by ‘Lady Mary’ in the television drama Downton Abbey.
The collection is also comprised of statement collars, sautoirs, earrings and bracelets. Pieces include a three-dimensional floral collar made up of 1940s crystals in varying shades of purple; a collar of 1950s handmade Czechoslovakian glass opals; a sautoir of 1960s lucite pearls and 1950s Swarovski crystal in 14-karat gold plating; and sets of flawed emerald (1940s), aquamarine (1960s) and vintage Swarovski clear crystals.
“This is a collection for bold brides, who want accessories to add even more drama to their gowns,” said Anderson. “As for tiaras making a come back, I never thought they went away... they just got rather small and I’m hoping to revive a more prominent headpiece.”
Jewels by Alan Anderson, with prices ranging from CAD$995 to $3,200, will be showcased throughout the 20,000-square-foot boutique. Brides will have the opportunity to try on pieces with their dresses as they create their ‘dream’ wedding look.
Alan Anderson is a Toronto-based jewellery designer who handcrafts each piece, prong-setting vintage crystals and stones to create one-of-a-kind pieces. He does not research trends, instead staying true to his personal style with an ever-changing collection of statement pieces that he hopes women will wear daily "in random acts of glamour."
Anderson is renowned for his statement pieces which have adorned Hollywood and music-industry royalty. An amethyst cuff created by Alan and owned by Dame Elizabeth Taylor was part of the Christie's auction, The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor and more recently, a ruby Anderson collar was worn by Katy Perry in the video for her newest fragrance, Killer Queen.
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