Award-Winning Costume Designer, Daniel Lawson & Jewelry Designer, Joan Goodman Do it Again-Naturally!
Looking to James Hamilton’s painting, THROUGH MY WINDOW, Joan and Daniel borrowed inspiration from the Nantucket artist’s unique use and juxtaposition of abstract color. Bestowing a feeling of summertime felicity, the result of their work can be described as nothing less moving, than “happy jewelry”.
“It is all about sea and sky…sunrise sunset…sunny cloudy….dawn dusk”, explains Joan.
Best known for his refined eye synonymous with the cosmopolitan cache’ of such TV shows as “Lipstick Jungle”, “Bored to Death” and beyond, though Lawson’s line for PONO is a fairly new endeavor, he has been creating in collaboration with Joan Goodman for years.
Utilizing the bold baubles to enhance the image of such power characters played by the likes of Christine Baranski, Stockard Channing, Brooke Shields and on, it was back in 2006 while working on the set of “Lipstick Jungle” that Lawson first reached out to the budding jewelry brand.
“It was apparent from the very start that Joan and I shared the same aesthetic,” says Lawson.
Multiple TV shows and character collaborations later, in September of 2013, Lawson was featured in The New York Times, Style section in an article by Marisa Meltzer speaking to the influence TV costume designers have on fashion. Next to his photo was a piece he worked on with PONO. Naturally, the next season, the two would think to come together on something original, and with that, DL for PONO was born!
The spring capsule, composed of predominantly marbleized and color-blocked links is an ode to the collision of geometry and nature. The collection comes to life in mixed hues of Coral, Sky, Rose, Pebble, Grass, Moss and Marine.
“His crazy level of sophistication… It pushes me,” explains Goodman. “When I am working with Dan to create things for Diane (referring to Christine Baranski’s character on ‘The Good Wife’), I am aspiring to get to the next level of design. It is very rewarding.”
All DL for PONO is made in Italy. Pieces range from $225 to $350.