“Elliot Carlyle joins the NYCJW team to create opportunities for inclusion within the jewelry industry.”
New York, NY (April 30, 2019) New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW) has named New York City-based speaker, fashion consultant, and coach, Elliot Carlyle, its new Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Carlyle will be responsible for organizing events and initiatives focused on creating opportunities for inclusion within the jewelry industry. He is onboarding as the NYCJW team gears up for its second year.
In its first year, NYCJW reached over 10,000 enthusiasts across the arts and culture sectors. With this year’s dates set for November 18 – 24, 2019, NYCJW is looking to expand their reach by broadening the scope of their programming to include celebrity panels, film screenings, and education around supporting women designers and building diversity in the field. Carlyle’s contribution to this expansion encompasses not only diversity across racial and cultural lines but also includes fostering the coalescence of fashion, jewelry, and art.
NYCJW co-founder, J.B. Jones, says, “Our mission has always been to have NYCJW be a reflection of NYC’s diversity and culture and to speak to the importance of that diversity in how we, as a community, interact with – buy, sell, and wear – jewelry. Our intention with expanding this platform for our 2019 programming is to allow NYCJW to serve as a model for cultural inclusion within the jewelry industry not only in NYC, but throughout the world. We are excited to push this agenda forward with Elliot Carlyle’s unique and exceptional vision at the helm.”
"I am very humbled to have been asked by the NYCJW Founders to work with their organization in the arena of diversity and inclusion, Carlyle shares. He continues, “I believe that jewelry is one of the most artistic ways to express ourselves on a variety of levels from individual belief systems, values and attitude to cultures, personal style and more. Jewelry has the ability to speak, inspire, educate and also engage conversation...but in essence; jewelry demonstrates. I salute the NYCJW team for the intention to reflect the world we live in today - which is diverse and inclusive - within their organization. I celebrate them for being bold enough to implement a channel to have necessary conversations for creatives of all colors and ethnicities within jewelry, fashion and art. I am honored to use my gift to help create this culture and I look forward to building a program that enhances the lives and careers of every person whom this program will impact."
Learn more about Elliot Carlyle by visiting www.ElliotCarlyle.net.
Learn more about NYCJW by visiting www.NYCJewelryWeek.com.
About Elliot Carlyle
Elliot Carlyle, known as "the brand. the voice." is a New York City-based fashion & creative consultant, speaker, and coach with over a decade of tenure in the fashion industry. Elliot began his fashion career in production, working for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week for many years. Since this time, he has seamlessly navigated multiple facets and roles within the fashion industry including public relations, model development, and creative direction. Elliot has worked with notable brands and organizations including Atlanta International Fashion Week, Obvious Magazine, and the Legendary Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight. He received his formal education at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, earning a BFA in Fashion & Retail Management. Elliot now works in an executive capacity with award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week and international fashion & design consultant, Fern Mallis. Elliot is also the author of The Influence Workbook, a book filled with clarifying keys, liberating exercises, and empowering takeaways that will position you on a trajectory to get to your “next” by moving you beyond the questions and unblocking your personal power. As his career continues to evolve, Elliot is committed to executing his personal mission and brand statement, “building people for global influence.”
New York City Jewelry Week is the first and only local week dedicated to promoting and celebrating the world of jewelry through educational and innovative focused programming.
The inaugural NYCJW welcomed 10,000 arts and culture enthusiasts who explored the multifaceted jewelry industry through ground-breaking exhibitions, panel discussions led by industry experts, exclusive workshop visits, heritage-house tours, innovative retail collaborations, and other unforgettable one-of-a-kind programming created by the best and brightest in the industry. Year One partners included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MAD Museum, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Christie’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Verdura, David Webb, Mahnaz Collection, Featherstone Design, Bulgari, Fred Leighton, Lulu Frost, Greenwich Street Jewelers, 92nd Street Y Jewelry Center, and many more.