Oxidized silver necklaces. From the new Alex Soldier Silver Collection at Alex Soldier, New York. Tel. (212) 354.4244
Also available at select Neiman-Marcus stores nationwide. Call toll-free (888) 888.4757 Cape by ART/C Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Photographed exclusively for LUXETIGERS by Michael Williams Styling by Victor Vargas at Stockland Martel
Makeup by Steve Marino at Ray Brown Hair by Richard Keogh Model: Ellie at One Management, New York.
To designer Alex Soldier, jewelry is more than an accessory; it is a work of art. Each of his skillfully crafted pieces exemplifies Soldier's thoughtfulness and attention to detail. From bridal, to couture, to object d'art, Soldier has established himself as a great talent in the industry.
Although it seems apparent that Soldier was destined to design, he began his career as a computer engineer. In 1981, Soldier realized his true calling and decided to change course and become a designer. His talent was recognized almost immediately, as he went from intern to chief designer in a mere six months.
Soldier has received much praise and rewards for his talent. A recipient of the Platinum Passion Award from the Platinum Guild International and the Spectrum Honor from the American Gem Trade Association, Soldier continues to display his innovative ideas.
With his latest collection in silver, Soldier has raised the bar. "I wanted to give silver a completely different look from what most people would expect," Soldier says. He succeeded in evoking a side of silver that many people would associate with platinum or gold.
Drawing inspiration from nature, Soldier created pieces that reflect the beauty and harmony depicted in the seasons. Patterns and shapes of flowers and leaves dominate the new collection. The collection's cuffs, a favorite of Soldier's, exhibit his exceptional attention to detail with their hand-applied texturing.
Not only has Soldier set a new standard for silver, but he's also expanded his clientele. There is a growing demand for unique and affordable artisan jewelry and Soldier has certainly met that by boldly rising to the occasion. While options for jewelry are endless, Soldier sets himself apart with his intricate designs and aesthetic. Each one of Soldier's pieces seems to have a life of its own. "I can't compare myself with others," he reveals. "I know what I do and how I bring my ideas to life solely from my thought and in my soul."
Alex Soldier's Silver Collection can be purchased at Alex Soldier, New York. Tel. (212) 354.4244. Also available at select Neiman-Marcus stores nationwide. Call toll-free (888) 888.4757
- Jillian E. Sorgini