Creator of Fashion Munster, designer, host and all- round fashionista, Isaiah Garza, has launched his debut jewellery line, and it is definitely in a realm all it’s own. Garza’s collection somehow transcends mere jewellery, as each piece is creatively crafted from passion, and not fleeting trends. This is unquestionably Garza’s forte – not being afraid to exhibit emotion, purity and spontaneity. His designs are eye- catching and immediate; their creation was born from a desire to simply craft something that has come directly from Garza’s heart and fervour. Drawing added inspiration from an obsession with the late Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibition, Garza explains that some of the images from McQueen’s past work helped to push him over the finishing line. “[McQueen’s] work has always played a role in everything I do, but not by his designs. By the way he pushed himself to be better and to do more. He didn’t pay attention to anything else around him. He designed from his vision and his only. That is basically what I did [with this collection].” These are very personal, hand- made pieces and each piece has acquired an accompanying name that therefore denotes it’s relevance. Using chains, spikes, silk flowers, beads and fake plants, the following are some stand out pieces from this collection, that is anything but conservative.
The Isaiah Garza Collection consists of statement necklaces, certain to brighten any outfit and be a definite conversation starter. And let me assure you, those statement fashion pieces should never be underestimated. It was because of a statement pair of studded leggings that I met Isaiah at New York Fashion Week in September 2010. Whilst I was donning said legging by Australian label Cue, Isaiah approached me to compliment my attire, and said that he would in turn wear his spiked and studded jacket the next day. And that is the beauty of the fashion world in which we live. We are constantly inspiring each other to push boundaries and express ourselves, so let Isaiah Garza’s new jewellery line inspire you to stand out from the crowd.
You can find Isaiah Garza’s merchandise at the following Californian stores:
My Closet Italia (in Melrose), Fred Segal ‘Happiness’ (in Santa Monica).
Online at: www.fashionmunster.com
And coming soon to: I-ella.com, opensky.com and KellyRutherford.com.