The De Beers Diamond Jewellery veteran will oversee the brand’s collections
Luxury jewelry brand John Hardy has named Hollie Bonneville Barden its creative director.
She will oversee design of the brand’s artisan handcrafted collections, including John Hardy Cinta.
She was most recently the head designer at De Beers Diamond Jewellery, where she was the youngest person to hold the title.
“Hollie’s extensive experience coupled with her innate creative ability and impeccable taste make her an unbelievable asset and a natural fit for our brand,” said Robert Hanson, CEO of John Hardy, in a statement. “Hollie is recognized as an industry prodigy, and we are excited to see her interpret John Hardy’s rich heritage and continue our dedication to creating ultimate beauty through artisan handcrafted jewelry.”
Barden will split her time between New York City, where the brand is headquartered, and Ubud, Bali, where the brand’s design studio and workshop are.
“I fell in love with the way that John Hardy jewelry honors both traditional artisanship and innovative thinking,” said Barden in a statement. “I look forward to bringing my artistic vision and high-end expertise to a brand with such a powerful history. My design approach shares the company’s emphasis on artisanship, timeless beauty, and evocative symbolism, and I am thrilled to continue telling the John Hardy story.”
Her first collection for the brand will debut in fall 2017.
(Photo courtesy of John Hardy)