5 swoon worthy things: Eva Fehren
Eva Fehren is an artist, first and foremost. She is also a dear friend and I, an avid fan. It is her artful eye and hyper attention to craftsmanship that defines her style and ultimately what informed her geometric-inspired fine jewelry line, Eva Fehren, with business partner Ann Gorga. Among other things, Eva is endlessly obsessed with diamonds…and cement and crossing power lines and Sharpies. How’s that for mixing grit and glamour? This juxtaposition is evident in every piece the native New Yorker creates.
Eva’s designs are bold and feminine at once. They are iconic, irreverent, and honestly, just plain cool. I swoon each time I step inside her monochromatic showroom. Every detail, including her artwork cladding the walls, is perfectly curated with minimalist restraint in black and white and Xs all over. In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we thought it only fitting to have Eva share a little about herself and the items she’s currently lusting over.
NAME: Eva Fehren
PROFESSION: Jewelry designer and artist
HOME BASE: The best city in the world…New York
ENDLESSLY OBSESSED WITH: Xs, New York City, “ruin porn”, geometry, diamonds, marble, cement, Sharpies, paper, black, white, and grey…
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: Strong, graphic, classic minimalism with an irreverent streak. I’m drawn to exploring shapes and motifs that feel timeless, pure and effortlessly cool. I only create things that I would want to wear.
YOUR AESTHETIC IN 3 WORDS: Minimal. High-contrast. Graphic.
BRIEFLY, HOW YOU CAME TO DO WHAT YOU DO: I studied painting at Cooper Union in NYC. Painting and drawing are a huge part of who I am, and I have always felt passionate about making things. Jewelry felt like a natural extension of my creativity. I worked in the jewelry industry for many years trying to learn as much as I could, and eventually designed the X ring while I was at a painting residency. Once I had perfected the X ring, I was inspired to develop an entire collection and launch my own brand.
WHAT YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB: Right now, it is working with people I love – I have the best crew in the world working with me. Drawing and watching my ideas come to life is also extremely fulfilling.
DESIGN TREND YOU LOVE? Stacking.
ONE YOU WISH WOULD GO AWAY? Any jewelry worn below the waist, (i.e. belly button rings, anklets, toe rings…get your mind out of the gutter!).
COLOR OR NEUTRAL? Neutral!
WE WILL NEVER SEE the color red IN YOUR HOME
DO YOU HAVE ANY DESIGN ICONS? Rick Owens.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK MOST? New York City.