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Acorns Trunk Shows

by Ashley Stewart

Over the years, Acorns’ trunk shows have built a cachet by offering the finest in craftsmanship, style, and, always, the unexpected.

For 14 years, Acorns has invited jewelers, clothiers and designers to showcase their work in their annual line up of trunk shows. Drop by their new location on 212 Fourth Street in Highlands and have a glass of champagne while you chat with your favorite designers and explore their lines.

On August 2 through 4, Jan Barboglio returns with her spiritually-inspired line of home accessories. Inspired by the rich history and romance of old Mexico, her iron and leather pieces feature motifs such as crosses and crowns, wild flowers and roses, and guardian angels. Her son, Angus, will be at Acorns on Saturday, August 3.

Joining Jan and Angus, Crescala Showroom will be there, featuring the Ellender and Nandeau collections. Ellender “achieves the elusive state of effortless grace” with their easy to wear, expressive and decidedly modern styles. Just like their home city of Charleston, SC, they embrace a rich tradition even as they transcend its inherent limitations.

The Nandeau Collection is as unique, feminine and quirky as its namesake designer, Lagi Nandeau. Lagi, whose background is both Samoan and French, strives to surprise her clients each season with innovative finishing that makes each of her garments truly a piece of art. The collection infuses high design with technically savvy tailoring, and finishes it all with kisses of unexpected boho detailing.

On August 9 through 11, Simon Pearce will be showcasing his line of glassware. Inspired by centuries-old Georgian glassmaking techniques and using the finest natural materials, Simon set out to create designs that bring pleasure and inspiration with every use, every day. “In the age of bigger, better and faster, we believe that simplicity, quality, and artisanship are tenets of a better way of life.” From their hand-thrown pottery to their lead-free crystal glassware made with custom molds and purpose-built furnaces, each handcrafted piece carries a story that lends meaning, authenticity and grace to every use.

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