HANDCRAFTED ACCESSORIES, MADE IN EUROPE - GABRIELE FRANTZEN
Since 2009, German fashion designer Gabriele Frantzen designs accessories that not only look spectacular but are all made completely in the EU. Her claim: Use local craftsmanship, avoid long distances. No wonder Olivia Palermo and Giovanna Battaglia are her fans!
Gabriele Frantzen already played pretend fashion shows in her grandparents' garage as a five-year-old - and founded her own label years later. In the desperate search for a statement chain (worthy of its name), the German came up with the idea of designing her own one in 2009: The jewelry label Gabriele Frantzen was born.
The designer Gabriele Frantzen
Since then Gabriele, who was previously successful as a sales representative for brands such as Philip Lim and the founder of the multi-brand store Frantzen & Frantzen, and the fashion agency Best of 19, designs chains and bracelets, belts, bag straps, and phone bags with high recognition value. The name Frantzen stands for "candies", sparkling jewelry elements that lend their accessories an incomparable vintage character.
And the best: Everything is made in Europe.
Short distances included. The designer has her leather bags made in Italy and works with Swarovski stones from Austria. All decorative elements are made in Germany, some even by hand. She says: "Good quality is important to me. And grace is more important than attitude." For Gabriele Frantzen, this means using local resources and craftsmanship - and bringing accessories to the woman that outlast short-term trends.
The "Lariat Lion" statement necklace with Swarovski pearls and a brass lion head