Most of us don’t know exactly where our lives are headed at age 11, but Khadijah Fulton had a pretty good idea. “I had a friend who was into drawing fashion. It looked fun, so I began picking up magazines, like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, that my mom always kept around in the house. Then I started drawing, and I was hooked,” she explains.
She kept the habit up, eventually moving on from sketching Christy Turlington in imagined outfits to studying apparel design at Parsons and developing iconic swimwear for J.Crew. Then a whole lotta change happened really fast: She met her husband Alistair, moved to Seattle, renovated a home, and gave birth her first son Milo. The whirlwind caused her to re-think how to channel her creativity, especially as a new mom. A few night classes in jewelry-making held the answer, and in 2012—when her son Felix was an infant— she launched White/Space, a line of looping, curvy, minimalist metal shapes heady with pearls and tiny diamonds. “The name derives from the graphic-design term for a space intentionally left without content in order to increase the impact of everything else,” Khadijah explains. “My goal is to make pieces that women wear and that don’t wear them.” And trust us—you WILL want to wear these. —jane gauger