Maria Grazia Baldan is a jewellery designer who loves the thrill of the hunt! She was recently in town to share her stories for Lane Crawford IFC's Vintage Jewellery Show, and she has traversed nearly the whole of Asia in the past thirty years finding beads and charms, bits of wood and stone,...

Leica Camera Ltd and international fashion designer, Paul Smith, have joined forces for the first time to offer two exclusive, limited edition leather cases for the Leica D-Lux 5 digital camera. Available from October 2011, just 300 of the premium quality cases will be available – 150 in a...

that many designers based in London, such asjewellery designer Merle O´Grady, take their inspiration from tropically summery regions. Merle takes her inspiration from Palm Springs; from the opulent Palm Springs lifestyle of the 60's to be precise. The resulting pieces of jewellery can be...

a replica of the designer's famed Covent Garden office. The exhibition was designed by Aboud Creative and Richard Greenwood Partnership. Alan Aboud, owner of Aboud Creative, has been creative director of Paul Smith for the last 25 years and also directed a previous Paul Smith exhibition...

English fashion designer Paul Smith is renowned as a menswear icon. The 68 year old designer, who is also one of the best dressed British men, has put his creativity to test on wheels by desiging a one-off bespoke version of the archetypal 4×4 – the Land Rover Defender. Heading towards...

School may be out for summer but not chez London-based jeweller Sian Evans who throughout July, August and September will be hosting a series of five jewellery design masterclasses aimed at jewellers who want to develop their areas of expertise. Taught by leading academics and professionals...

Annaloucah is an award winning jewellery designer and bespoke goldsmith. Working from her London studio she creates limited edition and unique pieces focusing on the ethical sourcing of her materials. As a freelance designer she has also participated in numerous high profile collaborations,...

Victoria Kelsey is a Yorkshire-born jewellery designer, currently based at Vanilla Ink Studios in Dundee, Scotland. Having assisted designers Husam el Odeh, FSAugusta and Fred Butler on their seasonal collections and catwalk pieces during her jewellery degree at Middlesex University, Kelsey...

Giles Deacon led a judging panel to find the winner of the Central Saint Martins Palladium Jewellery Design competition last night (30.03.11). The renowned fashion designer was joined on the panel by London jewellery star Hannah Martin and after looking at the bespoke work of the five...

2001) and Contemporary Designer (2003). The latest award was voted by a panel of journalists and retailers. Paul Smith opened his first shop in Nottingham in 1970. His first menswear collection was shown in Paris in 1976, and his womenswear in London in 1998. His rise coincided with the...

 

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