Winter 2015-2016

ELIZA DeROCKER
Accessories Design ’02

Eliza DeRocker is a fashion stylist who owns three consignment stores in upstate New York, including one that specializes in never-worn wedding dresses. About a tenth of wedding dresses that are purchased haven’t been worn, she explains, either because the wedding was canceled or the bride bought an extra. She styles her customers from head to…

LAUREN WOLF
Jewelry Design ’04

Lauren Wolf handcrafts textured silver pieces based on deconstructed found objects like stingray skin or a starfish tentacle, as well as one-of-a-kind engagement rings using diamonds that others might consider flawed. Her designs are sold in more than 60 boutiques worldwide, including her own shop, Esqueleto, in converted stables in Oakland, CA. Esqueleto, which means…

DARRIN VARDEN
Interior Design ’05

Darrin Varden launched his eponymous decorating firm in 2013, focusing on New York City apartments, after working for Jamie Drake, Charles Klein, and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz. In 2014, the International Furnishings and Design Association named him a Rising Star. He tries to let his clients’ tastes dictate their interiors, but he gravitates toward “loungy, chic spaces…

RANDI TEITEL
Packaging Design ’07

Randi Teitel has worked in the in-house packaging design department at Colgate-Palmolive since she graduated. Now a senior designer, she comes up with new label design concepts and extends existing designs to new variants for personal care brands such as Softsoap, Palmolive Naturals, Irish Spring, and Speed Stick. Photo: Holiday and kids’ packaging for Softsoap…