Designer Profile: Alexis Bittar

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 20, 2009

Jewellery designer Alexis Bittar injecting new twist to jewellery.

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Alexis Bittar is an award-winning jewellery designer and member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Based in New York City, this Brooklyn native first launched his eponymous jewellery collections in 1988.

Bittar is completely self-taught. He posses a keen sense of form, texture, colour and light which makes his jewellery, beautiful and interesting pieces that has every major fashion magazine from Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, New York Times buzzing with excitement. The success of Alexis Bittar stems from the fact that is a master of at mixing unconventional materials and style into pieces of jewellery that are always relevant. His early jewellery pieces featured materials like Art Deco Bakelite, Lalique glass and Lucite.

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Today, Alex Bittar’s pieces are coveted by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Alicia Keys and sold at Berdoff Godman, Neimen Marcus and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong.

Check out his Miss Havisham line, 80’s inspired jewellery inspired by Constantin Brancusi’s architectural sculptures and Grace Jones.

Where to Buy?

  • Harvey Nichols
  • G/F – 5/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd, Central
  • Tel: 3695 3388
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