Pauletta Brooks Wearable Art

Black Sheep



new york / united states


fashion institute of technology (FIT) new york.

Pauletta Brooks holds art degrees from Hampshire College and The Fashion Institute of Technology. Having worked for many years in the fashion industry as an illustrator, stylist and art director, it was a natural progression that Pauletta eventually began to design her own line of jewelry. When Pauletta was asked to style a fashion show for a line of simple black bathing suits she decided to fabricate her own jewelry to be worn by the models. Big, bold, tribal; her designs, 26 pairs of one of a kind earrings flowing down to the collarbone, went down the runway, and ultimately were the showstopper. Buyers, clamoring to know ‘who designed the jewelry’, placed orders and provided the impetus to launch into this new career. Pauletta Brooks has been designing and fabricating her own jewelry ever since. Pauletta’s design work has been featured and credited in major fashion magazines and journals including: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Details, The Daily News, and Ornament Magazine. Her crafts have been featured in Handcraft Magazine, Sundance, Plaid Industry Books, and the galleries at F.I.T and The Folk Art Museum, New York. Drawing inspiration from art historical reference and from the manipulation of material itself, Pauletta Brooks creates pieces that can be appreciated as both sculpture and fashion. Her pieces are complex, elegant, organic, tactile, modern, primitive, bold, ‘wearable art’.

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