We’ve always felt a special synergy with Shona Gilbert.
Launching her line in 2011, the same year DFW Style Daily hit the scene, the dynamic jewelry designer made a splash when she was selected as a headlining local artisan during the Dallas Museum of Art’s Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective exhibit. Thereafter, with trendsetting appetites whetted for striking, statement-making SHŌNA jewels, Gilbert’s creations began appearing on many of the most fashionable necks and wrists in town.
In the years to follow, Gilbert’s work has been showcased nonstop on runways, through private events, and at trunk shows at top-tier retailers. Both creative and prolific, she always has a new design – or indeed, a whole new line – to reveal. From her signature “reformed vintage” creations, to bold new looks inspired by her love of music and exotic travel, the SHŌNA brand never fails to excite.
Today, on the cusp of a new fall and holiday season, the designer announces a special partnership marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will offer exclusive items from two new SHŌNA collections.
Continuing her history of supporting the Dallas arts scene, this represents a unique opportunity for Gilbert to highlight her Departed and Disko collections to patrons of the DSO. Departed (pictured above), inspired by her father, pairs repurposed antique accessories and precious pearls. The resulting creations aim to bring “a sense of power and calm to the women they adorn.”
Counterpart line Disko, in contrast (pictured above), highlights high-energy inspiration in the form of “modern Swing meets Charleston.” Glittering cuff bracelets, earrings, and more, shine with elements designed to move with the wearer.
Departed and Disko by SHŌNA will be available at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s boutique inside the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center during the upcoming 2014-15 season. To explore additional SHŌNA designs, visit www.ByShona.com.
All images, courtesy of Gangway Advertising.