has appointed a new design head for its Asian-inspired jewelry line and she’s bringing with her a depth in fashion design experience. Hollie Bonneville
Barden is the new creative director for the artisan handcrafted jewelry signature. She’ll oversee the John Hardy collections, including its one-of-a-kind Cinta
line. Acclaimed as an “industry prodigy,” Barden finished at the Central Saint Martin’s College in London and counts LVMH
in her design portfolio. She was the youngest head designer in LVMH
. She’s expected to bring in fresh ideas to the Bali-based jewelry brand, but the signature’s handcrafted, rustic and mystic appeal is expected to remain. Barden will be dividing her time between New York, where the company’s global showroom is, and Ubud
, Bali, where the workshop and studio are located.
John Hardy is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.