There was a cold, piercing wind rushing through my winter coat as we dashed into the elegant jewelry boutique from the Fifth Avenue sidewalk. The frigid temperature was not going to prevent us from celebrating at the book launch event hosted by Brazilian Jeweler H.Sternand Luxury Publisher Assouline.
H.Sternthe book is a partnership with Assouline and highlights H.Stern’s 70 year history, specifically under the current creative direction of Roberto Stern. The publication features notable collaborations and jewelry collections inspired by the worlds of art, architecture and culture. H.Stern is available for purchase at Assouline boutiques worldwide. assouline.comTheUS flagship boutique is a must see for architectural and design enthusiasts.The new look highlights key elements of H.Stern’s roots and brand identity – such as the understated luxury found in both metal textures and organic shapes.
H.STERN Architectural Digest
The 2100 sq. ft. space was designed by Studio Arthur Casas and reflects the brand’s Brazilian heritage while flattering Fifth Avenue with unadulterated bling. The experience is an intimate exploration for customers within an understated yet luxurious aesthetic. “The architecture complements the delicate craft of the jewelry by creating an atmosphere that reflects the inside of a jewelry box” mentioned Roberto Stern to Architectural Digest.
On party night – the fashion show of winter coats was as entertaining as the choreographed waiters with their hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Neither were of interest to the dozens of women contemplating major jewelry investments – turning the fab space into the little shop of scorers. Thank you Andrew Toth for allowing the mix of your terrific pictures.
Daniel Spector+ Martine Assouline + Alix de Ligne + Prosper Assouline
The Assouline Publishing Empire was born more than 20 years ago, boasting more than 1200 titles devoted to fine art, fashion, culture and photography. This latest collaboration with H.Stern adds another historic page to the Publisher’s already impressive roster of luxury brand collaborations.
Throughout the years, H.Stern has solidified its prestigious image in Brazil and abroad, appearing prominently in the editorials and photographs of the worlds most respected fashion magazines. H.Stern jewels are often seen adorning the famous necks and wrists of celebrities, socialites and fashionistas. Thank you H.Stern and Assouline Publishing your book celebration was a fashionable and faceted affair.
Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.