As a follow up to Mckenzie Liautaud's neckwear line , Liautaud launches his premiere womenʼs jewelry collection titled TRIBAL DISRUPTION. Liautaudʼs collection examines the relationship between tribal design elements and western design elements. For generations western designers have been borrowing ideas and elements from African tribal design, however, the reverse has never been done. In this unprecedented collection Liautaud brings us jewelry designed from a different approach. The collection was designed from the viewpoint of a tribes person who has just discovered elements from the western world including Swarovski components and nylon mesh and uses these new found elements integrated with traditional African tribal design elements. The result reveals a new global tribal identity created though the exchange of disparate design elements from around the globe. TRIBAL DISRUPTION examines two distinct ideas – First, the exchange of design language between various African tribes and second, the influence of Western design elements on African tribal style. Liautaud notes ,”My collection is inspired by my love of travel and discovering brilliant artisan elements from around the globe.” Mckenzie Liautaud jewelry is available at Five Story: 18 East 69th Street, (212) 288-1338; fivestoryny.com: Prices range from $400 - $600! About the designer: Mckenzie Liautaud was born and raised in New York City by Haitian Parents. Liautaud attended John Jay College where he studied psychology before attending New Yorkʼs Fashion Institute of Technology where he pursued his love of accessory design. The designer started his eponymous collection with mens accessories in 2010 and has been featured in The New York Times , Zink Magazine, Fashion Indie and Fashion Etc.. Fans and clients include Good Morning Americaʼs Lara Spencer, Music artist Wyclef Jean, Paper Magazineʼs Kim Hastreiter, InStyleʼs Ariel Foxman, Actor Sami Gayle, Restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson and Stylists Ann Caruso and Robert Verdi.