Juxtaposing natural elements with high-shine metals, local jewelry & accessory label Porter Lyons is known for stunning pieces with an ethereal, luxe-bohemian vibe that’s distinctly New Orleans. Drawing inspiration from regional materials including agate and even crocodile vertebrae, designer Ashley Lyons pulls off a transformation that’s almost alchemical—morphing unusual materials into statement pieces, striking a balance that is at once delicate and daring. We caught up with her to gain insight into her creative process and the world of Porter Lyons.
Portrait by Elizabeth Perrin
Style Shots by Augusta Sagnelli
Make Up & Hair by John Wright
Model Caroline Madeleine
Q&A Edited by Emily Bihl