When we got the press release naming Dean Harris as the next jeweler on tap for a limited-edition Target collection, we were like “whodat?” too. (Yes, even the experts are miffed by these names sometimes.) But then we took a look at the New York–based designer’s portfolio, thanks to the magic of the Internet, and were impressed. We also learned Harris’s jewelry has been used in the fashion shows of Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Doo.Ri. His bio states:
He has been fusing wire into organic shapes since 1999 when he discovered his hidden talent through a philosophical quest of inquiring why people adorn themselves. The answer to this question was simple: People inherently need to relate to an undiscerning world in a positive way. This is accomplished through the self-expression of what we wear.
Whatever that means, it sure produced some good-looking jewelry. You’ll find his Target range in stores August 17 through December 26.