When Paige Novick officially launched her luxury accessories company in 2008, she was hardly a stranger to the fashion industry. Paige started her career during her high school years as a sales associate at the legendary Charivari flagship store in New York City. While studying art history at the Sorbonne, she interned at Chanel, working directly with Karl Lagerfeld, where she was stirred by the intense passion of design and the dedication to the art of fashion. Upon returning to New York, Paige joined Cotton Incorporated and was part of a team that forecasted color and fabric trends and she developed and presented studies and directions to companies worldwide. Post Cotton Inc. Paige founded and served as the President and Creative Director of Frou by Paige Novick, originally a handbag (and later also a clothing) brand that was carried by many of the leading specialty and department stores in North America, Japan, and Europe.
Paige’s eponymous jewelry collection reflects her personal style – that of restrained glamor. Her clean, yet dramatic designs reflect an everyday versatility and represent a fusion of the feminine and the brute. Paige’s geometric, sculptural and architectural elements give rise to a contrast that evokes the tension between synthetic and natural and the rigid and fluid. One of her collection’s hallmark characteristics is the use of sliced stones, which are often paired with leather as well as with oxidized metals.
As a designer, Paige’s work is quintessentially and unmistakably modern, however, her collections recall the timeless elegance and high quality of costume jewelry from other eras. Paige’s statement pieces are becoming iconic and appeal to the ageless and sophisticated woman who appreciates the unexpected contrast of mediums, refined details and subtle glamor.