Born in France in 1973, Yael Salomon made her first steps in the design field with a one year internship at Balenciaga in 1993 in the artistic direction department after which she moved to Tel-Aviv, Israel, working for an auction house where she immerse herself in the world of modern and contemporary art.
It is after meeting her husband, that Yael started curating the jewelry collections for his gallery, focusing on a large variety of designs, from one-offs to fine handcrafted gold and diamonds pieces, discovering the meticulous works of goldsmiths and stone setters, learning gemology and always detecting new techniques and emerging material uses.
In 2000, Yael joined the Shenkar Design Academy for a four years journey, studying jewelry design and finally materializing her own design abilities and aspirations. Since then, she's been flirting with design in all of its figures : retail design projects, interior design, custom-made fine jewelry pieces, industrial design projects (from candleholder to evening clutch...) ; inspired by her urban surroundings, Tel-Aviv, the White City by the Mediterranean Sea, hip and energetic, her travels with an eye wide open on architecture and of course women wherever they are.
In January 2011 was born MAVEN (meaning “connoisseur”), with a sober and sophisticated jewelry collection, Yael brings up front her own acquired expertise and knowledge, associating intricate liquid strands of Sterling Silver and Gold filled with the finest semi-precious stones and tiny glass beads, creating a timeless style, with pure forms and lines emphasizing women feminity and sensuality.
In a matter of just a few short days the month long fashion fiesta that is known as Fashion Month will kick off in New York. After New York has its fill...
From Tel-Aviv to Rome to Brooklyn, we welcome three new designers with three different styles - each as inspiring and different as the next.