Dec

12
2012

Alumna Designs Unique Jewelry Inspired By Louisiana

Porter

Alumna Ashley Porter, who was recently profiled in Gambit New Orleans, creates jewelry inspired by southeast Louisiana with her Porter Lyons line. A school project at FIDM inspired her to design alligator belts, which led to a full collection including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. In addition to working with alligator skin, she also uses a lot of agate, Louisiana's state mineral, and a portion of the proceeds from the line go to wetland preservation. Prior to moving to New Orleans, Ashley worked for Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren in New York City. 

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