Vancouver jewellery designer Anne Carson’s first public trunk show offers necklaces, bracelets, and earrings for women who want a stylish look that isn’t an imitation of someone else.
Anne Carson Design – Trunk Show
Friday Oct. 3, 2014
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Granville Island Hotel
False Creek Alder Bay Room
The Vancouver designer has been selling her jewellery privately for a dozen years to a small clientele who found her work via other designers. In the past, her trunk shows were invitation-only events with other old-fashioned artisans in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Toronto.
“It’s a lovely way to sell my work,” Carson says. “Very low-key and friendly.”
She caters to that audience of women who create a unique look by employing tailors, milliners, and other artisans in the bespoke wing of the fashion industry. Her handcrafted pieces are made from semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver and they have a timeless quality that professional women favour.
“My clients might own a classic Coach bag or well-worn Burberry trench, but they’re not fans of overpriced masstige brands that make them look like everyone else. They want something original,” Carson says.