Family has played a big role in Brady Legler’s development as a jewelry designer and painter. He began designing jewelry in 2008 at the age of 19 with the inspiration of his Italian grandmother, Lou Legler (“Nana”). A fashion model from the 1940s to the 1960s, Lou had her own ideas on what was fashionable: “Never blend in, find something you like and add something of yourself to it.” His own mother Shelly Legler, also a model, is the brand ambassador of his eponymous line.
“My jewelry embodies the same principles as my Nana’s fashion philosophy,” Brady says. “I like to think of my designs as timeless day-to-night luxury pieces.” Brady’s time as a student of product design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York helped to hone his aesthetic. Sleek shapes in his jewelry line give it a modern, architectural feel. Much of the collection can be worn by either women or men.