With the release of her latest collection, Joy Gryson is set to establish herself as the new driving force in accessory design.
Touted as the “Architect of Accessories,” by the New York Times, Joy has drawn on years of experience working with such established fashion houses as Coach, Calvin Klein and most recently Marc Jacobs, where she held the enviable position of Director of Design and Development for Marc Jacobs’ Collection Accessories and Marc by Marc Jacobs’ handbags and accessories, to create her own signature look. Joy describes her main design influences as a “combination of old school European artisanal workmanship juxtaposed against the modern, urban landscape of downtown Manhattan (TriBeCa meets Florence).”
“I am influenced by beautiful, natural materials and colors, which is then put with an urban modern sensibility. I love subtlety of details, designs that are not overbearing. I love the variances of natural grains in leather and the highs and lows of color within a skin. I love the play of contrast surfaces matched together, contrast colors, matte vs. shine. It is the little nuances that combined make the product beautiful, and appreciated; it’s not necessarily the one big hardware piece or the big logo that is important to GRYSON, rather it is the discreetness of the brand, and the obviousness of the make and materials.”
Joy is a long time resident of New York. Born in Korea, Joy was adopted and came to the United States at age 3, and has been a New Yorker ever since. She attended and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
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