Recognized for his innovative departures from standard metalworking techniques and an experimental aesthetics that is at once modern yet classic, Nak Armstrong's CFDA award-winning work continues to push the boundaries of design.
Launched in 2011, the eponymous collection was quickly selected by Barneys New York, among other exclusive retailers worldwide. His work has garnered praise by national press including W, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, and WWD.
Armstrong's background in architecture and fashion are evident in the engineering of his designs, as he developed a proprietary technique to suspends the stones in metal. Hand fabricated in Austin, TX, this labor-intensive construction process allows for highly textural and layered designs that are deceptively lightweight. It remains an iconic feature that is recognizable in its simplest form and in its most elaborate.
Nak Armstrong embraces paradox. Precise art deco stone cuts of aquamarine surround old-world rose cuts of opaque sapphire. Ruffled pleats of stone and metal buckle and fold around large geometric baguettes. Clean saturated colors play with nuanced and subtle neutrals. The collection is intended for the archetypal, modern woman who exudes strength and unique precision in the way she approaches style.