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Mr. Gerard Yosca

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Long-Standing Member

Email: c***@***.com
Local Address:  United States
The Council of Fashion Designers of America , Inc.
65 Bleecker St., Floor 11
New York , New York 10012
United States

Company Description: The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Designer
    Stylism Ltd
  • American Jeweler
    The Accessoteur
  • Designer
    buysNbargains.com
  • Gerard Yosca

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Gerard Yosca has been designing luxury fashion jewelry and developing his signature brand for the past 25 years. Born and raised in New York, Yosca attended the renowned Parsons School of Design. The Gerard Yosca Signature Collection is still developed, hand-crafted, and produced from his New York City studio.
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Yosca has also collaborated with many top fashion designers, contributing to runway shows for Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller, and Carolyne Roehm.
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Yosca is a long-standing member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and sat on their Board of Directors for twelve years. He was nominated for CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year in 2005.
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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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Accessoteur Of The Week: Gerard Yosca | Accessoteur
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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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