02 July 2014
The New York Times
Shopping event starts July 3.
Lauren Khoo is the designer and creative director of her eponymous fine jewelry brand and company, Lauren X Khoo.
A young jewelry designer, Lauren’s lifelong love of fine and intricate handcrafted jewelry was cultivated first at home as a child during time spent with her grandmother, an avid jewelry collector, and from private visits to renowned fine jewelry workshops and their artisans. There she observed first-hand the passion, creativity, originality and dedication to perfection displayed by the creators.
Lauren’s vision as a designer is to restore the personal symbolism and romanticism that a woman had with her jewelry during a bygone era. Her jewelry is about timeless evocative design, impeccable artisanship and, for her bespoke pieces, fulfilling her clients’ individual preferences.
A Lauren X Khoo piece starts with an artistic vision or inspiration to create what she considers wearable art. Her designs aim to be timeless and to blend the freshness and energy of the contemporary with the elegance of classics. Her creativity also manifests her immersion in and appreciation for diverse cultures in the East, West and the Middle East, to which she has traveled since she was a child, particularly her love of architecture.
In the execution of her artistic designs, Lauren is unafraid to experiment, to innovate and explore combination of precious metals and gems, and to push the boundaries. As an example, whenever suitable, she designs a moveable component in her jewelry, a feature which is striking but requires meticulous time-consuming craftsmanship.
Born in Singapore to a Chinese family, Lauren lives in New York and Hong Kong. She graduated with honors from Brown University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, History of Art and Architecture, and Architectural Studies. After earning a post-graduate degree at Sotheby’s Institute in London, she worked in the jewelry department of Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. She has also earned a Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA and studied goldsmithing at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City.
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See you soon at my launches in Taipei and Milan!
April 21, 2014 – New Yorkers For Children hosted its Eleventh Annual Spring Dinner Dance – New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête with Lauren X Khoo as the night’s presenting sponsor. This event, benefiting youth in foster care in New York City, included a luxury silent auction of Lauren X Khoo’s Sensual Diamond Ring. The event raised more than US$620,000 to help foster kids in the area.
For more information, do visit http://newyorkersforchildren.org/article/2014fete/
About New Yorkers For Children:
New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) works in partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to improve the prospects of children supported by the child welfare system and to engage New Yorkers in that effort. With a focus on young people in foster care, NYFC supports programs that promote paths to stable adulthood through education and sustainable relationships with caring adults.
Below please find the segment that aired this morning on FOX Good Day New York. Lauren Khoo and Selita Ebanks are featured in the “New Yorkers For Children Spring Gala” segment.
Club 21 Singapore hosted Lauren X Khoo’s showcase in their boutique at Four Seasons Hotel. Lauren launched her eponymous line of timeless yet contemporary designs to invited guests.
Lauren X Khoo and New Yorkers for Children (NYFC) hosted an exclusive cocktail party at a private Manhattan townhouse to launch the Lauren X Khoo luxury jewelry collection. Over 200 notable New Yorkers turned up to meet Lauren, whose brand will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the upcoming NYFC Spring Dinner Dance. All in attendance celebrated the continuing partnership, as a percentage of sales from the evening benefitted youth in foster care in New York.
Lauren X Khoo opens together with the new Dover Street Market in Manhattan on Lexington Avenue in New York. The store is known for its novel approach to consumerism that combines street market feel with unusual design. It showcases both established and emerging fashion designers.
18 E 69th Street New York
Tel: +1 212-288-1338
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160 Lexington Ave New York
Tel: +1 646-837-7750
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17-18 Dover St, London W1S 4LT, United Kingdom
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213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
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