It’s always so exciting when I find a new designer (new to me anyway). Just by chance I discover Luu Chan’s amazing jewellery while surfing the web (a bad and expensive habit!)
Using hand cut semi-precious stones and beads, Luu combines unusual forms with beautiful colors to create truly striking pieces.
Luu left Vietnam, where she was born and raised, to further her education at Boston University in Massachusetts majoring in Business Administration. Following her dream of becoming a designer, she later moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising earning a degree in Fashion Design in 1975.
She has taken her business globally with major retail stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman in the U.S., Harvey Nichols in London, Isetan and Mitsukoshi in Japan and many other specialty stores. Chan’s pieces have been featured in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle.
Despite being worn by wealthy celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Mischa Barton and Sandra Bullock, some of Luu’s jewellery is really quite affordable.
photos: Chan Luu