Monday, 20 February 2012
The Palladium Jewellery Design Competition 2012
Moving house last weekend has sadly meant that I have had to miss lots (way too much) of London Fashion Week, but on Friday I was happy I could attend what I consider to be one of the most important events on the calendar.
For too long, some of London’s best jewellers have only had the opportunity to showcase their work in collaboration with fashion designers on the catwalk. Finally, with the new BFC ‘Rock Vault’ (curated by Stephen Webster), this has all changed.
The International Palladium Board collaborated with Central Saint Martin students to see what they could do with this stunning metal. All entries were, in my opinion, exceptionally strong, but Yuki Agriardi triumphed above the rest with ‘Essentia’; his incredible interpretation of a human spine as a neckpiece.
The event was attended by some of the biggest names in the jewellery industry and judges included Carol Woolton (Jewellery Editor, Vogue) and innovative jeweler Hannah Martin.