Design collaborations are nothing new but few generate as much critical acclaim and excitement as Proenza Schouler’s has with “cult-loved” jewelry label Alex and Lee on their Resort collection for 2012.
The designers, (clients of The Way We Wore), were introduced to these esoteric jewelery designers by none other than Doris Raymond- who first met the original creatives Alex Mate (now deceased) and Lee Brooks at the Sausalito Flea Market in the 1970′s. Since then Doris had always collected their pieces here-and-there but it wasn’t until she hit the “mother-lode”, a fairly large series of one-of-a-kind killer necklaces, bracelets and brooches, early last year that she knew she had something incredibly meaningful for the right buyer. The rest they say is fashion history.
To learn more about the collaboration, visit Racked for an interview with Lee Brooks and Greg Frankel the duo behind Alex and Lee.