Designer’s Advocate: Simon Alcantara on Creativity, Authenticity & Empowering Artists



Simon Alcantara remembers attending a dinner at Norwood, a private club nestled in a brownstone on 14th Street in New York City, at the behest of Chris Del Gatto, then-chairman and CEO of jewelry resale company Circa. It was 2012, and Del Gatto had gathered a number of jewelry designers from the Council of Fashion Designers of America—Dean Harris, Kara Ross, Waris Ahluwalia, and Pamela Love, among them—with one goal in mind: exposure for the industry. “He felt that jewelry designers didn’t get the same amount as apparel designers,” says Alcantara, “which is, obviously, true.”&nbs
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