At the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards Gala on April 7, Jenny Bird walked the red carpet in a muted canary-yellow gown, accompanied by her mom, whom she affectionately refers to as the original birdgirl. That night the designer took home some new hardware: the prestigious Accessory Designer of the Year Award.
We’re not surprised. Jenny Bird’s beautifully proportioned hoops, slender bangles and chokers are bold yet simple. They master the art of the slender line and weave in streetwear-influenced details like pebbled leather and fringed chains.
This kind of aesthetic balancing act leads to pieces full of personality, capable of versatility and promising longevity. You can wear them in heavy rotation, yet they easily hold their own when worn solo.
We caught up with Jenny Bird to talk about her artsy hometown, memories of childhood crafting and her growing flock of birdgirls.