Kyle Fauss, a.k.a. Miss Wax.
One of the more interesting trends that take place whenever the economy takes a hit, is that the importance of accessories in fashion rises. The reason for this is because accessories usually provide a less expensive alternative to re-fashion one’s personal style relatively quickly and easily. Simply add a statement-piece such as a long necklace with charms, or bold earrings and a knucklebuster, and you’ve added an edge to what may otherwise be a mainstream outfit.
Enter Kylee Fauss, a.k.a. Miss Wax and her jewelry collection made of acrylic cut-outs of modern icons and bold colors, or gold and silver girly knucklebusters. We’ve featured Kylee and her Miss Wax collection before, but her summer pieces for 2010 deserve another look.
For one, as Miss Wax continues to grow in popularity, so too does her credibility with other rising stars in terms of collaborations. At our Label Lab exhibition in 2009, where Kylee featured her own homemade plastic robot with blinking eyes adorned with her jewelry, she also debuted a limited-edition collaboration with the legendary artist RETNA from the Seventh Letter Crew.
Since then she’s collaborated with street/contemporary women’s brand Hellz Bellz with a bundle earring collection, and branched out from her traditional acrylic earrings into metal rings, long chain necklaces, back necklaces, arm and thigh adornments, and bracelets.
Kylee started Miss Wax from painting vinyl pieces—she even created and wore an entire vinyl dress—and then started working with acrylics cutting and producing everyday statement pieces in bright neon colors or black and white such as subway ticket earrings, spacemen necklaces, lightening bolts, pigs, planes, and Andy Warhol-esque picture pieces. Her last collection, which debuted at Project where she now shows her work, featured some of her most progressive designs to date.
If there’s one accessory brand that continues to make waves and create a solid fanbase in a crossover of street and contemporary markets, its Miss Wax based on Kylee’s intuitive ability to pick-up on what would make an excellent jewelry design—from the most mainstream item, to a nu rave icon, angled shape, or latest bright color.
Here’s more from Miss Wax, including some from her collection in 2009:
These boots are made for walkin.
More from the 2010 collection from Miss Wax.