Lauren Besser is the self-taught designer of Maripossa, the Australia-based jewelry line that mixes raw earth crystals with roughly-hewn, hand-woven oxidized metal. The former fashion designer has been making her own pieces since childhood and launched her own line in 2010 after traveling to Africa and seeing how women everywhere made handicrafts as a means to live. Within her first year of operating Besser won the coveted Young Designer Award for Accessories at Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week. Featured in Vogue and Grazia and followed by celebrities like Rihanna and model Anja Rubik, Maripossa’s brand of dip-dyed, rustic jewelry is making a splash among the in-the-know fashion set.
from Melbourne, Australia