Wilson’s journey began in a small southern town along the banks of the
Mississippi River, where she dreamed of designing beautiful gowns for
celebrities in New York City. After going the more traditional route of
earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and working in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, she decided to
uproot her comfortable life by selling everything and moving to New York to
attend the world renowned Parsons School of Design. While Wevly’s
interests evolved into shoe and accessories design, she actually studied
fashion and spent a summer studying at the famous Central Saint Martin’s School
of Design in London, where notable alumni include Stella McCartney and
Alexander McQueen. She also studied the art of shoemaking from
Cordwainers (also in London), where Jimmy Choo honed his skills.
After interning at both Donna Karan
Collection and Calvin Klein, Wevly gained invaluable experience designing
footwear for major retailers. She also decided to teach an accessories
design class at her alma mater, Parsons. The talent of the students
really inspired her to pursue another lifelong dream of starting her on line.
Wevly Wilson Jewelry was born out of her love of beautiful leathers, exotic
skins, and metal. Quality craftsmanship, functionality, and attainable luxury are
the cornerstones of the brand.