Dana Lorenz is the pretty-punk jewelry designer behind Fenton/Fallon and J.Crew's most recent collaborative jewelry collection.
After obtaining degrees as a painter from the University of Iowa and the School of the Art Institute, Dana entered the fashion industry, working for Gucci and Donna Karan.
she started out creating necklaces for herself and friends, layering strands of pearls and Swarovski crystals with spikes and chains. The designs first caught the eye of Alexandre Plokhov, who asked her to design a line of accessories for his menswear show in 2005. The collection's pieces attracted the attention a buyer at Barneys, and demand grew. Her jewelry has since appeared on the necks of a slew of A-listers and celebs.
Dana has been recognized by Italian VOGUE as one of their "New Talents" featured in the magazine and at Milan Fashion Week and was recently nominated for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Accessory Designer of the Year Award.