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March 22, 1986 - Image 107

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-03-22

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Miriam Haskell's showroom
has a completely different feel
from the electricity of a new
designer's operation. Adorned
with antique chairs and big
mirrors, Haskell's showroom is
quiet and serene with a sense
of order and sturdiness that
may reflect the 60-year-old
operation. Several showcases
are filled with the spring and
summer line and when a buyer
sits down behind a table, the
boxes of jewelry are laid open
for display and description.
"We do not have consumers
come up to our showrooms,
much like fashion designers
don't," says Angela. "We
work with the buying offices,
and mostly we work by
appointment."
Like the fashion industry,
jewelry showrooms must work
three to four months ahead of
time. "The pace picks up and
gets very exciting during
market week," notes Angela.
But a subdued atmosphere
doesn't mean the staff is not
constantly on the go searching
out the new trends and styles.
"We try to achieve a different
look in the line," says Angela
of their spring line which
emphasizes grey tones, glass
beads, filigree pins and
detailed work. "There's a lot
of competition out there, so we
try to stand alone."
In the fashion and jewelry
industry, there is a constant
need for each designer to find
his or her own individual style,
something which all feel New
York lends itself to. "It's New
York that we're relating to,"
says Beth of the attitude on
Seventh Avenue. "It's the
theater, the concerts. There's
no city that has so much."
Donna Karan agrees, "I
happen to be from New York
and design in New York. But
there's a special energy in
New York today. It's pulsating
and sets the pace for women
with style — women in any city
or country."

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