Rebecca de Ravenel will not stop at just a sphere.
The jewelry designer — who branched into bags for fall — will enter the ready-to-wear category for spring, while also introducing a suite of new jewelry styles. In doing so, she is taking care to diverge from a business solely hedged on her “Bonbon” earring design — the tiered, spherical style of which she has sold 18,000 pairs — and inspired countless other knock-offs.
Within three to five years, de Ravenel projects that accessories will comprise only 30 percent of brand sales. She looks to attribute another 30 percent to ready-to-wear, and would like to see the remaining 40 percent dedicated to lifestyle categories she intends to introduce. A home collection is in development, with an aim to launch in the next 24 to 36 months.
The Bahamian-raised designer, who worked at Oscar de la Renta before transitioning to interiors, said: “I would read an interiors magazine over a fashion magazine any day. I look at interiors for inspiration. I think women want to come to me for a little bit of fun. I love women who have fun and are daring.”
De Ravenel’s Bonbon earring has accomplished a crossover appeal not often enjoyed by
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