ACCESSORY DESIGNER

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LABEL TO WATCH – VOLHA JEWELRY

IT’S ART FOR YOUR BODY, NOT YOUR WALL

Two of the most influential Russian style-setters, Mira Duma and Lena Perminova, are already proud owners of Olga Prokopova’s architectural jewelry designs. The rest is lining up to get at least hold of one of Olga’s unique statement pieces (waiting lists are endless)…

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LABEL TO WATCH – AKID

TODDLER’S KICKS

Stylish, functional and comfortable shoes? For kids? No way“. Said Ashleigh Dempster, mother of two boys, who regularily came home empty-handed when trying to find the impossible “when our first born was learning to walk, my husband Matt and I noticed the gap in the market for children’s shoes that are fashionable and functional at the same time”. Her solution: do it yourself…

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – NICK FOUQUET

LABOR OF LOVE

New York-born and Los Angeles-based hat maker Nick Fouquet is the most unusal designer we have met so far. Hammering, ironing and burnig materials are just some of his techniques…

 

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – LAURENCE DACADE

A FRENCH GIRL’S PASSION

Paris-based shoe designer Laurence Dacade not only designs for her own label, which she launched in 2003, but also for Chanel (she is responsible for last season’s über-cool sneakers!!), Givenchy, Kenzo, Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Thakoon, Matthew Williamson and Zadig & Voltaire (just to name a few). Managing such workload has to be a true passion for profession…

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – ALEKSANDER SIRADEKIAN

THE RUSSIANS ARE TAKING OVER

Aleksander Siradekian’s parents knew it all along. Already as a child he was painting and scribbling on any surface he came across, and at the tender age of six, when he was designing his first pair of shoes, the deal was sealed…

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LABEL TO WATCH – MOBIADO

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Have you ever seen a mobile phone made of meteorite, stealth, exotic woods, mother of pearl or mokume gane? Peter Bonac, who started his company Mobiado in 2004 in Vancouver, Canada, has been a step ahead all along…

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – PRIYANKA

IT’S ALL ABOUT UPPER ARM CUFFS AND YOGA

Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Indian-born and London-based jewelry designer Priyanka Lugani has success running in her veines. She has been brought up in different countries and learned from early on how to float between Eastern and Western cultures with ease…

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LABEL TO WATCH – APERLAI

IT IS ALL ABOUT HIGH HEELS AND SEXY LEGS

Italian/Turkish-born and Paris-based shoe designer Alessandra Lanvin has launched one of the sexiest shoe brands of our time – Aperlaï. Alessandra, married to Hubert Lanvin, the grandson of couture designer Jeanne Lanvin, launched her brand in 2009 after having worked as a headhunter in the luxury industry for several years.

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – SHANA

ALL THAT GLITTER… 

American-born and London-based designer Shana Seligson founded her accessories label in 2004 after graduating form Central Saint Martins School. Since then her jewel-like creations have become the red carpet favorite among celebrities and jet-setters.

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – BJØRG

CRAFTSMANSHIP MEETS ART 

Dawid Bowie already is a fan of the handmade jewelry by Norwegian-born and New York-based accessories designer BJØRG – and in a couple of minutes you will be too. Promised!

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