Los Angeles, CA, March 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Onyx + Pearl, coming to the Coeur LA Tradeshow in March, is poised to give buyers an exclusive up close look and “wow” attendees with its truly unique line. Founder Ashley Behnke has designed everything about her company to stand out, from the construction and pattern of her luxury scarves to the way she runs her business. One look at the Fall 2012 collection (currently available online) says it all, and March 11th-13th Ashley is coming to Los Angeles.
A Personal Touch
Onyx + Pearl will fit right in at Coeur LA, a tradeshow specifically produced to connect luxury accessories brands with buyers. At the tradeshow, buyers will have an opportunity to catch the first glimpse of the Fall 2013 collection, inspired by the people meant to wear them. Few designers can claim such a personal touch to their garments, but Ashley has gone that extra step – not just in designing the fabric prints herself, but in purposefully seeking out men and women to ask them the all important question: What do you aspire to be? She received answers like strong, bold, respected, and honorable from men; and beautiful, passionate, honest, and confident from women. In some designs, these words have literally been woven into the silk fabrics. This choice is just one demonstration of how Onyx + Pearl designs a deeper meaning and more personal touch to its garments than other accessory lines.
The word “surrounded” perfectly encapsulates the theme for this collection. People are inspired by what surrounds them, and so different ideas and conceptions of color, history and words played a strong role in formulating the designs. In another interesting split from the norm, these scarves don’t just sit on the shoulders but actually surround the neck, with 2 designs having the ability to convert from an open form to an infinity scarf. A few designs were also deliberately constructed to be unisex. Vibrant color schemes and neat combinations flow effortlessly in different elements through the pieces, as effortlessly as these pieces can be paired with a wide variety of outfits. In fact, the name Onyx + Pearl reflects the nature of these pieces, which make a statement as bold and original as onyx but are as flexible and widely worn as pearls.
Onyx + Pearl on Altruism
Ashley launched the company in August of 2012 with much loftier goals than the average business woman gone entrepreneur. Simply starting a profitable business would be enough for some, but purchasing from Onyx + Pearl comes with some altruistic side effects. Ashley has chosen two charitable causes close to her heart. A portion of all Onyx + Pearl profits go to fighting human trafficking and providing higher education to eager students in need. She brings a whole new meaning to luxury design, allowing her customers to look fashionable while providing valuable services to unsuspecting recipients.
What to See at the Coeur LA Tradeshow
Buyers and members of the press alike would be remiss to attend the Coeur LA Tradeshow without taking a look at Ashley’s designs. Her company will find success because it takes root in an effort to make a national and global impact. She has launched out on a course for the benefit of others, and a company based in such pure intentions will undoubtedly accomplish more than one could ever expect. Those in the fashion world will be blown away when they see the Onyx + Pearl accessories up close at the tradeshow. Her brilliant designs and intriguing patterns will be hard to miss. Her presence at the Austin Fashion Week last year sparked significant interest that is on the rise and will continue to grow after the show in LA. In a methodical and poised way, Ashley has chosen to become an expert first in scarves before reaching out to master the next category. And whether that be jewelry, hats, purses or shoes, if the Fall 2013 collection could make a statement, it would be that more is coming.
To set an appointment at the show or to get more information, people can contact Ashley Behnke directly at Ashley@onyxandpearl.com.
Onyx + Pearl’s mission is to inspire creativity by breathing new life into the accessories people wear.
Founder and Designer