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Sharing some sad and wonderful news.

 Dear friends, I trust you are well.  My apologies in advance for the longer than usual letter but this message is most important and I hope that you will take the time to read it. A few hours before I was scheduled to leave to China for a press event at Strasburgo in Beijing and Shanghai that had been in preparation for months, I received the sad news that Oscar de la Renta had passed away. The sadness was deepened by the realization that I would not be able to be in New York for the funeral.  It is my belief that when someone passes they return to pure, positive light but it is still sad for those left behind. 
 
I am so honored and grateful that I knew Oscar and had the opportunity to collaborate with him at his own label and at Balmain Haute Couture.  The experience was priceless. I learned so much that I will always carry with me and it all informs my work and my life. Perhaps even more important I learned from him that one should always be a gentleman, kind and acknowledge everyone as a fellow human being.  As a boy and as a man I looked up to him, he was and always will be our Dominican Treasure. He shared his light with the world and we all carry a bit of that light within us. As I read all the comments about Oscar from our industry my sadness began to subside and my heart filled with joy at the realization that he was so loved and admired by everyone who encountered him.  What a beautiful legacy.
 
Ironically another collaboration that had been in the works for a year was scheduled to launch the day after he passed- An exhibition of my limited edition- archival reissued belts that were first shown on Oscar’s Fall 2000 runway.  They were to be exhibited and sold on the wonderful new site Dara Artisans.  Anyone that knows me well knows that I only work with people that I respect and trust. The team at Dara confirmed their values by deciding to postpone the launch out of respect for Oscar’s passing. The exhibition is now live. Please see below this letter for the links and information.
 
When I was accepted into the CFDA 10 years ago I received the call that I was  new member, soon after I received call from one of my brothers informing me that our dad had passed away.  This was a similar experience exactly ten years later as wonderful events are developing in my life I received the sad news of another prominent male figure in my life passing. 
 
And so we move forward, we celebrate those we have lost and we carry a bit of their light within us. Live, love and spread joy…
 
Blessings,
Simon
 
Please take some time to explore the news below about Dara Artisans, the art show SOFA in Chicago, Creative Collective Col-LAB Project 7 and some images from the press event in China. 

The exhibition of Simon Alantara's limited edition archival reissued belts now live. Read the Profile: Material Evidence for the Journal by Julia Sweeney Dara Artisans promotes cultural curiosity and a sense of discovery by offering a sophisticated edit of handmade artisan crafts to an audience seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs with a modern aesthetic.   Exhibiton Photography by Jim Franco. Styled by Mengly Hernandez

The exhibition of Simon Alantara's limited edition archival reissued belts now live. Read the Profile: Material Evidence for the Journal by Julia Sweeney
Dara Artisans promotes cultural curiosity and a sense of discovery by offering a sophisticated edit of handmade artisan crafts to an audience seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs with a modern aesthetic.  
Exhibiton Photography by Jim Franco. Styled by Mengly Hernandez


Save the date: Nov 6-9 Dolce Jewels will be hosting the collections of Simon Alcantara, Vitor Veylan, Pamela Huinzenga and James Vilona SOFA ART AND DESIGN CHICAGO.  tickets and info The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions. Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design.  SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.

Save the date: Nov 6-9 Dolce Jewels will be hosting the collections of Simon Alcantara, Vitor Veylan, Pamela Huinzenga and James Vilona SOFA ART AND DESIGN CHICAGO.  tickets and info

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design.  SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.


New Press Japan. Precious Magazine, Sept Issue

Right: Gold hoop hand woven with onyx.  Left: Gold hoops hand woven with pearls. Available at Strasburgo Japan.  www.strasburgo.co.jp

Posted on October 30, 2013 and filed under JEWELRY, SIMON ALCANTARA.

Moda and Estilo write up on Creative Collective Collab and Simon Alcantara

 Thank you Moda & Estilo for the lovely write up. We're very grateful.  Group hug! 

Follow the link/image to read the full article. 

Cosmic Samurai Sterling Silver Chain Fringe Hand Woven Necklace. Timeless...

First two images styled by Vava Mareviceff-Ignatenko for Noir and Italian Vanity Fair. Third image Styled by Tim Bitici for A Magazine. 4th image styled by Greg Wein for Grey LIne Map by Miguel Peña SS 2014 Runway Show NYFW Pier 59. Photo by: Amanda Lobo