Final night time, the cool children gathered on the new downtown hotspot Jac’s on Bond to have a good time the launch of Presley Oldham’s upcycled jewellery assortment with The RealReal. For the gathering, Oldham (nephew to one of many Nineteen Nineties’ buzzier designers, Todd Oldham) stayed true to the spirit of The RealReal. All 35 items of his assortment have been crafted from gem stones sourced from gadgets deemed not sellable. However customers would by no means know by perusing the gathering, which options agate, topaz, peridot, rose quartz, pearls and different gem stones strung collectively in a wire-wrapping approach, hand-crafted in sterling silver and 14k gold.
Items have been on show within the nook of the room, and friends—like actor Sara Ramirez (SATC) and Juliana Canfield (succession) and trend trade insiders like J. Crew’s Olympia Gayot and designer Jackson Wiederhoeft—may browse the wares with a cocktail in hand. Many friends have been wearing designer finds from The RealReal, with Oldham himself carrying a classic ’94 Commes des Garcons trench.
It was a second to understand the wonders of upcycling and the thriving secondary trend market. Oldham, who designs from his studio in Hudson, New York, defined how he gave new life to items that will have in any other case been discarded. “Shade was the throughline,” he defined. “I organized beads and stones by shade…all the things is one-of-a-kind, after all.” In a month the place a lot ado is made about sustainability, the night time felt genuine—to each The RealReal and Oldham.