Los Angeles-based designer Kathleen Whitaker creates simple, sleek and modern jewellery that has already appealed to big names like former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Whitaker’s designs strike a balance between delicate and bold, traditional and experimental. Founded in 2003, the brand has become synonymous with the simple, geometric 14-karat designs of the Classic Collection, most notably the original “staple” and “sequin” studs. In March of 2016 Whitaker launched the Stone Collection, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition designs which combine semi-precious gemstones with the simple geometric forms. This is the line that was championed by Michelle Obama and then quickly picked up by Barneys New York.
Since then her creations have been spotted on Rosetta Getty, Jessica Alba and Kendall Jenner and although it’s only available in the US, the buzz around the label makes us wonder whether they will soon be expanding to a global audience.