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Designer

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Stylism Ltd
611 Broadway
New York , New York 10012
United States

Company Description: Established in 1989, Stylism Ltd. is based in Tokyo, Japan and functions primarily as a wholesale showroom for trend-setting fashion accessories. The Tokyo...   more
Background

Employment History

  • American Jeweler
    The Accessoteur
  • Gerard Yosca

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Organization | CFDA
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ABOUT : Gerard Yosca Jewelry
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New York City-based designer Gerard Yosca is a legend among the fashion and jewelry elite. For nearly three decades, he has created innovative, trend-setting collections that inspire year after year. Entirely self taught, his fascination with understanding how things are made has led him on a constant quest to discover, create and design - first arts and crafts as a self-described 'nerdy art kid' and later, as an adult, with the development of his namesake jewelry collections. Primarily known for his bold, statement-making luxury fashion accessories, Gerard also designs private label goods for nearly all of the industry heavyweights.
Upon realizing there was an opportunity to turn his enthusiasm for crafts into a career in fashion, Gerard enrolled at Manhattan's esteemed Parson's School of Design, yet his talent led him to work with glass and metal instead of silk and cotton. Through his time at Parson's, he learned not only design skills but also discovered his love for teaching; his strong ties to education and nurturing future talent are still apparent as he is frequently asked to guest lecture at one of New York's other fashion institutions, FIT.
Following graduation in the early 80's, Gerard made a name for himself as he created fashion-forward accessories with the same quality as the vintage gems he found in his mother and grandmother's jewelry boxes; incorporating plated metal and enamel and applying historical design techniques in a modern way - a philosophy he continues to practice today.
For his namesake collections, Gerard remains dedicated to making quality, handcrafted goods in the United States. He meticulously creates each piece in his New York studio alongside his loyal staff, resulting in a signature look personalized for its wearer. His passion lies in the steadfast belief that the customer should see the "hand of the artist" - a mantra that sets him apart from his peers.
Gerard is a long-standing member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He sat on their Board of Directors for 12 years and served on its scholarship committee. He was nominated for Accessory Designer of the Year in 2005. Gerard's designs can be seen in the most prestigious magazines and worn by some of the top celebrities of today. The Gerard Yosca Collection is sold at Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and other fine department stores and boutiques across the United States and internationally.
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If you're interested in jewelry that features rich, saturated colors combined with earthy mixed metals, look no further than Gerard Yosca's designs. Yosca, born and raised in New York, attended the renowned Parsons School of Design in New York city before launching the line of luxury fashion jewelry he has been creating for the past 25 years. The Gerard Yosca Signature Collection is still developed, hand-crafted, and produced in his New York City studio, and a walk through the space is a feast for the eyes as trays of semi-precious stones, designs-in-progress and beautiful finished pieces are neatly arranged. Yosca insists he finds inspiration in all that he sees and is constantly thinking and sketching. Yosca served on the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) board of directors for twelve years, and he was nominated for CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year in 2005. Shop Gerard Yosca >
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With all the massive multi-brand conglomerates and supersized fast-fashion companies looming large over the global style industry, the small, independent thinkers are becoming more of a rarity everyday. One such thinker is American jeweler Gerard Yosca. Designing sculptural, wearable costume jewelry for over thirty years, a staunch believer in producing his collections on home turf (Made-In-USA), a long-time member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and just an all-around nice guy, Yosca is still doing it his way, quietly hammering away in his artisans' studio in the heart of New York City's garment center.
Yosca's approach to jewelry design is organic, crafting pieces with his hands and personally sculpting his own wax molds. Admitting that jewelry design chose him, rather than the other way around, he found his entree to the medium via belts. A design graduate of Parson's School of Design, he switched from graphic design and advertising to fashion. Completely self-taught in jewelry design, he set out to make his mark at the height of accessory excess, the 1980's.
A lot has certainly changed since those early days, but Yosca seems to be in a good place. Shifting gears this season from his signature multi-faceted boldly colored pieces, Yosca felt it was time to pare down and create pieces with real longevity, pieces that women would wear over and over again with ease. Frankly, he was also tired of the over-the-top statement necklaces that have recently dominated the fashion landscape. Enough already.
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Yosca would also like to see women doing more of their own thing, exploring and developing their own personal style rather than following the pack. Injecting wit and personality top his list of style-musts, including of course, wearing fabulous jewelry and wearing it fearlessly.
Not surprisingly, Yosca is an admirer of Ancient Egyptian jewelry, which can be detected in his consistent use of metal as a key element. On the other end of the spectrum he is also keen to cite his love of Victorian Mourning Jewelry, with such talismanic oddities like locks of hair from the dearly departed and dates marking their deaths. Allowing inspiration to pop in from many unexpected sources keeps the door open to spontaneous ideas and new gestures in the design process.
After three decades of creating you'd think Yosca might have done it all, but not so. On his list of must-do's would be to open his own boutique, a jewel-box of a shop housing all of his collections. Yosca also dreams of venturing into handcrafting table-top accessories, utilizing his skill as a talented metal-worker with signature touches of crystals and colored jewels.
One thing's for sure, Yosca's passion for creating seems unwavering. It's exciting to see each collection and in turn be inspired by one of New York City's own incredible independents, and that's why he's The Accessoteur Of The Week.
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