Wolf & Badger, a revolutionary retail concept from Notting Hill, England, has teamed up with Swarovski on a curated jewellery collection, featuring 15 selected new jewellery labels that have incorporated the Austrian crystals into their designs.
The vision of Wolf & Badger is to promote, support and retail a carefully selected range of the most exciting and emerging independent luxury brands from the UK and beyond.
The brands chosen for the sparkling collaboration are Vittorio Ceccoli, Octavia Yang, Charlotte Valkeniers, Delphine Charlotte Parmentier, Miss High & Low, Edge of Ember, Gideon John Jewelry, Hop Skip & Flutter, Ternary London, Kasun, Nadia Minkoff, On a Chan, The Season Hats, On aura tout vu, Bark and Claudia Baldazzi Jewels.
According to Ute Schumacher, director, creative direction and design network of Swarovski Professional “Both Swarovski and Wolf & Badger are passionate about supporting emerging design talent,” and continues “While Swarovski has the craftsmanship and long history in collaborating with renowned designers, Wolf & Badger knows how to bring products from independent designers to consumers. In short: a perfect symbiosis.”
Henry Graham, creative director and co-founder of Wolf & Badger, explains that they always have admired what Swarovski is doing with their fashion collaborations, and states: “Their support of independent brands is something that we believe is truly important in maintaining a dynamic industry.”
The new talents are showcased in the Wolf & Badger showroom stores and online.
With concept stores in Mayfair and Notting Hill, as well as online, Wolf & Badger is the essential destination to discover the world’s best independent brands.
The 15 jewellery designers have created more than 200 pieces for the collaboration. Above necklace and crystal ring are made by upcoming designer Octavia Yang.
As we are entering a new season one gem is more dominant in fashion than any other – the pearl!
Pearls are no longer confined to fine jewellery and your grandmother’s jewellery box. This fall high-end fashion brands offer us unexpected ways to wear pearls.
These flat black sandals were first seen on Miu Miu’s eclectic AW16 runway, but they are hotter now than ever before.
Join the MIU MIU fan club and invest in your own pair of Eco-sherling faux-pearl embellished sandals here.
Whether it is embellished jackets, lining sandals, pearl heels or dotting leather the shiny rarity is the number one embellishment of the season.
Chanel and Gucci focus their “pearls of wisdom” on the heels. And we love it – Perhaps pearls are a girls best friend? What do you think?
We visited Rock Vault during London fashion week and were very impressed by this years selected designers.
Rock Vault is a jewellery initiative developed by the British Fashion Council to nurture the creative fine jewellery talent based in London. Curated by Stephen Webster, the aim is to support, showcase and promote Britain’s most innovative, fine jewellery talent. This unique showcasing initiative gives the chosen designers the opportunity to further develop their businesses, as well as exposure amongst both UK and international media and retailers.
The jewellery designers receive business mentoring and are awarded a space within the dedicated Rock Vault area at the Designer Showrooms during London Fashion Week.
The six Rock Vault jewellers selected to display their latest collections this year were:
According to a new report from the social market research firm, NetBase, Tiffany & Co. shines the brightest in the social media landscape. Netbase did a report on brands, consumers, and social media, and found that consumers on social media show the most passionate brand loyalty to Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Company, normally abbreviated Tiffany & Co. was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837. Since then the house of design has been one of America’s premier jewelers. Despite its long history the company, headquartered in New York City, has managed to stay contemporary and up-to-date during the years – and is currently the most passionately and positively discussed brand on social media, according to the Brand Passion Index Rank.
The report is based on a year of monitoring online conversations on the social web, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. In overall, luxury brands performed well on the index as six of the top 20 brands generating online conversations were Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Tiffany, Prada, and Coach. This is especially interesting as it shows that consumers’ conversations about an aspirational purchase contribute to positive brand image and reputation.
Tiffany & Co. has no less than 4.9 mio followers on Instagram. Want to join their loyal fanbase check – @tiffanyanco.
(Source: JCK Online – Photo courtesy of @tiffanyandco)
It’s fantastic to see Jewellery having a platform during a fashion week as it is a crucial part of the fashion world.
Editors were buzzing about The Jewellery Room as if it was one of the most soughtafter shows in town. And it was
Beautifully styled and was such an easy and accessible way to experience many brands gathered under one roof.