Milan Fashion Week 2018


Katya Glass Selected for Exclusive Artistar Jewels International Showcase during Milan Fashion Week 2018

For Immediate release: Katya Wittenstein, of Katya Glass based in Sausalito, California, has been selected for the Artistar Jewels International Showcase of designer jewelry which runs in parallel with Milan Fashion Week, February 22-25, 2018, at the Palazzo Giureconsulti in Milan, Italy.  The fifth edition of this exclusive showcase will feature the exhibited works of 170 artists, and is considered a unique contest in Italy - and one of the few in the world - offering original interpretation of contemporary jewelry design.

The works are selected for their unique characteristics, emotional appeal, and stylistic relevance by an expert committee comprised of fashion journalists, fashion designers, jewelry experts, teachers from the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana, and creatives from influential jewelry brands.  The showcase features refined, one-off pieces characterized by their great quality and realized in various materials, from precious metals to hard stones, all the way to alternative materials that come from recycling everyday objects.

"Artistar Jewels is more than an exhibition, it is a structured project aimed at giving value to real talent," commented founder, Enzo Carbone.  "We want to highlight the immense creative tradition of artistic contemporary jewels."

Katya describes the pieces she designed for this exhibition, "I am thrilled to be invited to exhibit in this event, but imagine trying to come up with a collection of only four pieces to represent my work, not an easy task!  Always influenced by the ever-changing waves and colors of the sea, I created pieces that spoke to me of the beach: a silver and gold cuff reflecting the sunlight on sand and sea, scattered with drops of color; a delicate ring embellished with a single drop of color- a tiny moment captured in the sunlight; the watercolor glass pendant with playful curves of silver and gold dancing around it, like waves that lap at your feet.  The waves are repeated in the chain that swings from the pendant and earrings, reflecting both wave-drenched sand and droplets from the sea.  Worn individually or together as a set, I hope they will carry the wearer's senses back to a magical moment at the beach."

Artistar promotes selected artists through its publications, live events, and on the web.  A published catalogue showcasing the designers' works is sent to more than 5,000 industry professionals and jewelry galleries, and is distributed to book stores throughout Italy and major European cities.  Following the live event, the online shop ( is the official platform that highlights all of the works for the rest of the year, allowing exclusive creations to be purchased from all over the world.

While in Milan for the showcase, KATYA GLASS will be posting real-time Facebook updates on the exciting showcase and fashion week activities.  Stay tuned!

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