Peppercotton is a high-end costume jewelry line based out of Brooklyn, NY. Each piece is handmade by Patrick Culpepper and Aurelia Cotton, who met as students at the Rhode Island School of Design. Studying painting and apparel design respectively, Culpepper and Cotton’s knowledge of color theory and wearability is apparent in the unique design of Peppercotton jewelry. The design concept is based around Swarovski crystals carefully arranged and suspended within nylon mesh tubing - which gives the pieces an incredible tactile quality. The Peppercotton aesthetic is unique and unmatched in the world of high-end costume jewelry. Balancing elegance with outrageousness, refinement with excess, they’ve gained a cult following among fashion innovators – including famed stylist Lori Goldstein (who styled Peppercotton in Japanese and Italian Vogue). Since the line’s inception in 2009, Peppercotton jewelry has evolved to incorporate more unusual materials such as polymer clay nail art and synthetic hair into the prototypical crystal and mesh formula. As their 5th year of production approaches, Peppercotton is realizing the potential of translating their unique aesthetic into a lifestyle brand. Having been sold at Barneys, Colette, Opening Ceremony, Super A Market, 10 Corso Como, D’NA, Totokaelo, and Creatures of Comfort, they’ve gained the attention of sophisticated customers all over the globe. The brand has also been featured in magazines such as Vogue Russia, Japan, Italia, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, and the designer’s studio was featured on Refinery29 last fall.