Bergdorf Goodman x Marlo Laz’s Desert Rising collection bowed at the Fifth Avenue department store in New York City on April 26, and I was taken with the multicultural-inspired line that’s so perfect for spring and summer. The collection pays homage to the American Southwest through two iconic females, collector and activist Millicent Rogers, who resided in Taos, N.M., and artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived in Santa Fe.
The line’s color palette is inspired by everything from the rich red hues of the Arizona earth to the pale colors of White Sands in New Mexico. Turquoise, tourmaline, tanzanite, spessartite are used as are custom-crafted gold beads, talismans, traditional Native American squash blossom designs, shaman shapes, and heart coin necklaces and rings. There are also Full Circle themes in colored gems reflecting the Southwestern desert, sunrise, and sunset.
Designer Jesse Marlo Lazowski said the line depicts the “region’s landscape, culture, and artistic heritage through an exploration of interconnectivity, inclusivity, and love.”
Lazowski started Marlo Laz in 2014, after she extended a trip to India to work alongside artisans in Jaipur to create her first collection. Today, the line is composed of treasures, keepsakes, good-luck charms, and multicultural symbols of protection and spirituality.
Shaman’s Eye earrings, available in 14k yellow or rose gold with purple tanzanite and red garnets, $7,590; Marlo Laz
Full Circle ring, available in 14k yellow or rose gold with white pearls and white diamonds, $2,645; Marlo Laz
Vertical Iris ring in Brazilian jade, blue tourmaline, and white diamonds, available in 14k yellow or rose gold, $2,975; Marlo Laz
Squash Blossom earrings available in 14k yellow or rose gold with turquoise, orange sapphires, and pink tourmaline, $4,945; Marlo Laz
Top: JuJu Necklace with white diamonds, agate, and aquamarine on a 14k yellow gold chain, $1,920; Marlo Laz
Kristin is writing the On Your Market blog while Brittany Siminitz is on maternity leave.