>> Last night at The James Hotel's rooftop bar The Jimmy, Joy Gryson previewed her Fall 2011 Gryson collection, which marks the designer's first time using sharkskin. The aim for the collection, Gryson says, was "to evoke a sense of soft and sensual mood, while still playing up to the expected edgy, downtown aesthetic." Hardware was designed "from natural elements like horn," and, Gryson adds, "I used a lot of earth tones for the color palette."
Gryson is also launching her new high-end handbag collection, Capsule by Joy Gryson, for Fall, which focuses on two different shapes — square with a removable chain strap or a rectangular clutch — that come in eight styles (think materials like stingray, astrakhan, python, and again with the sharkskin). “I wanted something for going to dinner,” the designer explained. “But none of that pristine stuffy stuff." A look at the Fall 2011 Gryson collection in the gallery.