Meet The Face Behind

ANDREA BOCCHIO

A BRIKA maker story

Andrea Bocchio

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
"I believe in family."
“I'm always looking for new textures and materials to play around with.”

“I worked in the fashion industry for four years as a textile print designer before I decided to focus on jewelry full time.”


“I lay out everything that has been catching my attention and then I start pulling them into color palettes and figuring out how to connect them all together.”


“I worked in the fashion industry for four years as a textile print designer before I decided to focus on jewelry full time.”


Andrea Bocchio once thought she’d grow up to be a lawyer; even though her career went in a much different direction, there are still some similarities in her approach. Like a lawyer, she collects the best material available and gets down to deciding how to connect them all together into something presentable.


But instead of arguments and eyewitnesses, she collects beads, chains and yarns, many of which come from her ancestral homeland of Peru. Now based in Brooklyn -where she loves spending time with her boyfriend and her dog, Butters - she's mixing the influence of her heritage with her training and industry experience to produce a collection that is sure to produce a positive verdict.

What is your design background?
I got my BFA in Fiber and Art History, and when I finished school I worked in the fashion industry for four years as a textile print designer.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A lawyer. I probably would have been one if I had stayed in Peru, and I would have probably loved it, too.

What one thing do you every day without fail?
I need at least 15 minutes of no distraction, family playtime with my boyfriend and our dog.

What does your ideal Saturday look like?
Wake up, go for outdoor brunch, and continue to Prospect Park to lay out all day. I will also take an all-day, trashy TV marathon in the winter!


“It's all about the materials I don't sketch, I have to experiment.”
PRODUCTS BY ANDREA BOCCHIO