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Avec New York
Avec New York is a New York City based high-end costume jewelry line launched by twin sisters, Kate and Chloe Lee. The Lee’s launched AVEC in 2012 to design pieces that embrace classic elegance with a modern twist, an intention that has always been the core of their artistic self-expression.
Avec New York combines strong design sensibilities of Kate and Chloe with the highest quality materials polished with extraordinary craftsmanship in New York. The two talented sisters reflect their artistic imagination in their creations accentuates the signature modern-chic style of Kate and Chloe laced with a hint of sophistication.
Kate and Chloe’s distinguished tastes in aesthetics and creative flairs stemming from their background in art and painting have long been exposed in their respective careers in the fashion industry. After studying Fashion Design together at Parsons School of Design in NYC, the two parted to independently pursue careers that will unveil each individual’s creative potential. Kate worked as a conceptual artist/designer at women’s wear for Ralph Lauren; Chloe practiced as a designer, fashion illustrator and jewelry designer for various clothing brands, ranging from Nautica, Rugby, Calvin Klein, Lauren to American Eagle. When the sisters, separately but together, solidified their passion for arts and fashion into jewelry design, the two decided to start their own collection of exquisite jewelry. Complementing each other’s original approach to design, Kate and Chloe have shared their own understanding of beauty and personal elements of inspiration with one another in designing the brand ‘avec new york’. As products of the two designer’s creative harmony, each piece of the collection is unique, modern and simply unforgettable
Avec New York jewelry has been featured in Teen vogue US, Elle UK, NY mag, Vogue Korea, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Marie Claire Korea, Vogue girl, S magazine and Style H.