Accessory Designer Award
Originally known for its high end silver jewelry, leather garments and furniture with gothic motifs -fleurs, daggers and floral cross designs-Chrome Hearts has now diversified its collections extensively enough to capture the attention of Tom Cruise, Lenny Kravitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Slash, and custom motorcycle builder Amir Yazdan.
Recognized as an American luxury brand, Chrome Hearts continues to bring its signature appeal to new and unusual product lines with the introduction of the FlerKnee Collection-a series of cuffs, rings, dog tag necklaces, and belt buckles in sterling silver with black and white diamonds.
Inspired by the recognizable knee seam from the Chrome Hearts leather pants designs, FlerKnee joins the already extensive handcrafted lines for which the brand is known: collaborations with Frye Boots, Cristal Baccarat, vintage Rolex timepieces, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
What began as a leather motorcycle riding gear company in 1989 by Richard and Laurie Lynn Stark, has now garnered an Accessory Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and prestigious exhibits in the Rock Style Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and in the Nature of Diamonds Exhibit at the National Science Museum in Tokyo.
Chrome Hearts now has a dozen boutiques around the world, including the original in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Malibu, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Taipei, Paris, and London.