THE MAGIC OF INDIA
My hope is that when you wear pieces from this collection, you will take with you a piece of my memorable journey wherever you go.
behind the design
"I'm excited to share with you the beauty of India that inspired my collection this season. There are but a few countries in the world that are as colorful as India, and color is deeply embedded in its very culture. Every color is symbolic and, when joined together, they add vibrancy and life to India's rich fabrics, decorative buildings, and everyday objects." - Catherine Hong
Inspired by their vibrant colors and shape, I started painting lotus flowers...their scalloped silhouettes, as well as their signature fuchsia...creating a finished pattern full of rich jewel tones and paisleys. I also included marigolds, another prominent flower in India.
The sacred and beautiful shape of the lotus flower is represented on palaces and in the scalloped arches found on buildings throughout India.
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In India, most enameled jewelry is decorated on the underside of each piece, giving the wearer a great sense of pleasure.
“Not only is this necklace convertible it's reversible, with two colorful and different enameled designs on both sides.”
In the city of Udaipur, with its dreamy and watery landscape, I was taken by all the inlaid tiles ornately adorning the palaces.
Abundantly grown throughout India, the lotus is its national flower, symbolic of spirituality, fruitfulness, wealth and knowledge.
Revered and beloved, it is nearly impossible to think of India and not think about the elephants.
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