Fusing traditional and modern materials with avant garde design, Argentine designer Isabel Englebert presents her exquisite collection of handmade, couture jewellery. With a wide material vocabulary, the collection is noticeably innovative. Using silver, sterling silver and gold, combined with precious and semi-precious stones and the finest cow and horse leathers, she also experiments with other new materials such as acrylic.
Uniting classical goldsmith techniques with the latest technology, including laser cutting and 3d printing, each piece is a bold representation of intricate design, immense skill and impeccable finish. The art of combination is the distinct signature of this designer, who keeps true to the brands core values on each piece.
Soft and hard, new and traditional, past and future all contrast yet harmoniously work together, giving place to sublime creations of timeless modernity; allowing an eclectic yet elegant perspective.
Being born in Argentina, Isabel started her relationship with fashion when she worked as a model 15 years ago. After studying Economics and Communications Sciences she moved to the corporate world, where she developed her career in the Communications market. She then seized the opportunity of traveling around the world through her job, to learn, investigate and experience fashion in different places.
A couple of years ago, she decided to focus her talents on fashion and after studying Fashion Design in Central Saint Martins and after a number of courses in jewellery manufacturing with well-known goldsmiths, she finally launched her brand: Isabel Englebert Jewellery, early in 2012.
Silver, Gold, precious and semiprecious stones, leather and even acrylic are the materials which Isabel uses to transmit her fashion vision.
Eye-catching colours, original shapes and materials as well as stone size, guarantee one-of-a-kind pieces, that make the user feel different, glamorous and above all, unique.
"I like to find the perfect stones, those that have character. And with the stone as a starting point, I create the perfect metal (silver or gold) frame for it".
"I also love to work the leather, which is typical of my country (Argentina), it gives the jewelry a more warm and cozy feeling." She studied Gemology and valuation with well known Carlos Leporace (Gemologist and Valuation Chief of Banco Ciudad) Then in 2014 she perfected her skills in L'ecole Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris. Towards further participating in the fashion world, and combining her experience as a communicator with her passion for the latest trends, Isabel decided to launch the site Fashion Fix in 2014.
Passionate about excellence, each jewel is a work of art, begun from scratch. Collecting inspiration from her travels, the designer first sketches the alma mater piece of the collection and then works with a goldsmith, adjusting and changing the piece until it perfectly embodies the designer's vision. This is the first product of the collection which then inspires and unifies the rest of the jewels. In turn, this creates a capsule collection composed of carefully curated pieces, each unique and original, that together conform a strong fashion and art statement.
The designer also makes special pieces on demand. Isabel's clients are fashion forward individuals who value sophistication, originality and modernity, but also seek the highest quality in materials and processes. Therefore, with the provided design brief and budget, the client is welcome to be part of the creative process from the design to the choice of materials with Isabel, where the jewel can be made in person or virtually, further accentuating the unique experience of Isabel Englebert.