With a brand new flagship store in Manhattan and a striking SS17 jewelry collection, the Jamaican-born designer is the new sensation in New York’s high-end scene.
Matthew “Mateo” Harris has been riding high for the last three months: his brand new flagship store, opened in November In Lower Manhattan – at the very heart of Nolita (short for “North of Little Italy”), a block that is universally recognized as the home of “hip and cool” – is already the go-to destination for jewelry lovers and international jet-setters as Rihanna.
Moreover, his SS17 jewelry collection, a subtle and minimalist yet striking array of amazing jewels inspired by creative geniuses like Calder and Kandinsky and legends of architecture like Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, is achieving worldwide recognition.
Harris, the son of a former seamstress turned into designer, has a unique flair for combining materials (14k gold, diamonds, sterling silver and gemstones) and designs (from the witty, playful appeal of the “anchor bracelets” for men to the unfettered elegance of the Mobile Installation earrings) in order to create an incredibly original visual style. An intriguing vision perfectly embedded in his uber chic 300sq feet boutique on Elizabeth Street: a symphony of black and white tones, marbles and wood surfaces, that creates a cozy and refined atmosphere, perfect to make yourself comfortable and get ready for a journey through the inspirations of a modern-era jewellery genius.