LONDON FASHION WEEKEND
A few weeks ago, I was invited to go to London Fashion weekend with Canon and photograph some runway shows. I was thrilled to be able to photograph models from the end of the runway and see Christopher Raeburn‘s new collection – the man himself was there too! It was exciting to hear from a designer who was named Breakthrough Designer of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
But what I got most excited about was a room full of young jewellery designers that I explored after the shows. All of the jewellery was really unique, beautiful, and affordable! I even chatted with some of the designers, and I really had to stop myself from buying tons of stuff I don’t really need.
Four designers really caught my eye.
I loved the fun colours and geometric shapes. If you’re looking for interesting statement jewellery with a pop of colour this is perfect for you! They also make some awesome hats and clutches which you can buy from their website.
So this might sound a bit weird but… these rings are made from casts taken from pigeon feet, which definitely looks more beautiful than it sounds. I really love these because they’re edgy and a little rock’n’roll and one ring could dress up any boring outfit. I could really see Florence Welsch wearing these. Check out Tessa’s website to see some awesome necklaces and earrings as well.
ASTRID & MIYU
This collection is a lot more subtle, and I would wear items like these on a daily basis. They’re pretty and delicate and not too flashy for work. I love the idea of stacking rings on different fingers and having a tiny matching ear cuff. Check out their website for personalised jewellery as well!
TADA & TOY
Jessica was really lovely; she let me try on her jewellery and didn’t think I was weird when I said “Can I take a picture of your ear?”. I wish I had taken more pictures of her delicate designs, because there were some beautiful star and geometric shapes which you should really check out on www.tadaandtoy.com and Instagram!
I love the idea of supporting young, creative designers by buying their creations, instead of buying from Topshop or Accessorize! Every piece is so special, and everything is really well made. I think some of these will make great Christmas presents.
Which designer is your favourite?
Where do you like to buy your jewellery from?