"I love a good juxtaposition"
Through a darkly romantic lens, Shannon Koszyk’s creations observe another time and place in history. Artisanal gothic anthropology is the best way to describe her provocative interpretation of ancient symbolism and nouveau art. She breathes new life into forgotten relics and iconography, enriching them with precious metals and gemstones. Her unorthodox designs celebrate the spirit and beauty of the individual.
A graduate of FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco), Shannon discovered after an internship at Elle Magazine that she was destined for the luxury fashion world. Possessed with uncompromising grit, Shannon struck out on her own to pursue her destiny and design her first jewelry collection.
Since then she has handcrafted all jewelry and hardware pieces in her Seattle studio, using only the highest quality materials: semiprecious and precious gemstones, heavy sterling chain, 14k gold, leather, bronze and diamonds.
Faithful to her motto, "Fortune favors the bold,” Shannon’s designs are often referred to as edgy, sexy, dark and dangerous, with a strong rock ‘n’ roll influence. It’s no wonder she appeals to a wide range of design devotees as well as individualistic personas, such as Steven Tyler, Rooney Mara, and Denis Leary. Her pieces have been featured in Vogue, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Korean Vogue, Allure, InStyle Germany, GQ and Rolling Stone, as well as in numerous films and on television. Most recently, Shannon has collaborated with fashion brands R13, for NY Fashion Week, and Tuesday night Band Practice (TNBP) for both Paris and London fashion weeks.
She has collaborated with fashion brands R13, for NY Fashion Week, and Tuesday night Band Practice (TNBP) for both Paris and London fashion weeks.
Shannon collaborated with Currey & Company on a lighting and furniture line beginning in 2014, shortly there after Shannon introduced One of a Kind chandeliers, hardware and decorative accessories back into the mix.
As with her jewelry designs, Shannon’s lighting is multi-layered and peppered with historical and religious symbols. Her pieces are both ethereal fantasia and ruggedly tough with a strong rock ‘n’ roll influence.