South Seas Go South of Seventh The South Sea Pearl Consortium (SSPC) sponsored the runway presentation this spring of designer William Calvert’s fall/winter eveningwear collection. It was part of the second round of New York fashion extravaganzas, the “South of Seventh” shows held in trendy SoHo. Calvert presented his evening collection in three categories: earth, sea, and air. Each featured gowns and two-piece ensembles accessorized by South Seas pearl jewelry. According to Devin Macnow, U.S. regional director for the South Sea Pearl Consortium, sponsoring Calvert’s show was part of an effort to reestablish SSPC’s presence in the United States. “It’s important to connect South Sea pearl jewelry with a woman and her fashion lifestyle,” he says. Jewelry featured in the show included designs by Jennifer Jiunta, Wendy Brigode, Deborah Blohm, Mastoloni & Sons, Bro

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