LAGOS Black Caviar Collection
August 12, 2015
For the fall season, NM has tapped into core designers for exclusive pieces to offer you, dear customer. And we’re excited to tell you about the exclusive introduction of LAGOS’ new Black Caviar jewelry collection at NM stores and online. Designer Steven Lagos focused on tiny, round black ceramic pieces to create a collection that is just as effortless as it is romantic, with a bit of rocker-chic. Featuring diamond stations and gold details, Black Caviar bracelets and necklaces will be your go-to jewelry for fall—because they go with pretty much everything! Here, a look at the collection through the eyes of the designer.
NM: There’s something quite modern about black pieces of jewelry. When did you become interested in working with ceramic?
SL: Modern! Exactly! Black is such a great color. Like silver and gold, it’s neutral and can work with most anything. I was drawn to the ceramic for the gemstone quality. The challenge was that ceramic lends itself to flat smooth surfaces. The real innovation was producing our sensual shapes in this new material. We worked for three years to develop the processes, and the results are amazing.
NM: Tell us about the range of pieces in the collection. What can we expect to find?
SL: The classics! Our Caviar signature bracelet is the centerpiece for all our collections. We have reinterpreted our most classic bracelets in all Black and Silver, Black and 18-karat Gold and of course, several Black and Diamond styles. These bracelets are great alone or work perfectly in any stack. In addition, we have interpreted our favorite Caviar rope necklaces. These are bold statements and can be worn with a pendant or enhancer. They also layer beautifully with other necklaces for a strong, full look.
NM: We love your “My LAGOS My Way” social campaign. What is your idea of the LAGOS woman?
SL: The LAGOS woman is smart and confident. She knows what she likes and leads with her style. She always fits in, but with a twist. She lives on her own terms and does things her way. I have always designed with this woman in mind. All LAGOS collections and looks are designed to coordinate. Our customers are unique and want to create their own personal wardrobe.
NM: How do you style the collection on clients? Should we mix the Black Caviar bracelets and necklaces with other Caviar pieces in your collection?
SL: I love to pile it on, and I always encourage people to try something new. It’s amazing what the right piece of jewelry can do for your mood. The black bracelets were designed to be mixed in and can highlight your stack. You can also wear a single Black and Diamond version for a great evening look.
NM: You call the Black Caviar pieces “uniform pieces” rather than trend pieces. If you could advise a woman on selecting her first LAGOS piece, which one should it be?
SL: It would definitely be a bracelet. Bracelets are great because you can wear them everywhere with everything. Our Caviar styles are soft and comfortable, a second skin. They also can be stacked so you can wear them with something you already own or collect a few more and build and tell your own personal story.
NM: For those who are splurging on that one‐of‐a‐kind special piece, which one would you advise them to consider?
SL: The large diamond encrusted Black Caviar bracelet. This is a signature and a statement piece that you can wear often—and forever! It’s the definition of LAGOS luxury.
Don’t miss LAGOS’ trunk show August 13, 10am to 5pm at NM Willow Bend.