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Compass F a shi o n
We know the terror of ever-procrastinated
holiday shopping. The palpitations. The
shopper’s shoulder-slouch. The thousand-eye
stares. Luckily, there’s a select shop newly
opened in Miami Design District to set your
anxieties at ease.
T E X T BY RYA N JA R R E LL
In an age of homogenized big brands and cookie-cutter
luxury, procuring gifts that both stun the eye and sizzle
with novelty can take a Herculean effort. Fortunately for
all of us seasonal sluggards and present procrastinators,
Miami Design District has a fascinating and fashionable
recent opening exclusive to the U.S.: Sevan Bicakci.
The Istanbul-born jeweler’s pieces are heavily imbued
with the atmosphere of his homeland, and it is with a
deft touch that this artifice artist makes minarets soar
and djinn swirl within minute pieces of handcrafted
ornament. A true artist in multiple materials, Bicakci is
as equally inventive in 24K gold as sterling silver and
diamonds. Much like fine theatre, these gems truly need
to be seen up-close and to be properly experienced;