About the Designer: Simon has a reputation for crafting handmade, whimsical, and modernist pieces that evoke an adventurous spirit. The primary source of his inspiration comes from life's profound personal experiences.
As a native New Yorker, Simon Alcantara is a former professional classical dancer who formerly designed for Oscar de la Renta, Balmain Haute Couture and J. Mendel. In addition to being honored the Rising Star Award for Fine Jewelry by Fashion Group International Inc., Alcantara was also one of nine designers chosen by a panel of fashion editors, executives and members of the CFDA and the NY Transit System to design a subway-inspired accessory for the centennial celebration of the New York Subway System. Alcantara is continuously exploring multiple art forms, including jewelry, photography, and film. “My intention is to create something beautiful, meaningful, timeless, memorable, and powerful,” he says.