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Crafting a masterpiece|Meet jewellery designer Emma Chapman

Jewellery Designer Emma Chapman needs no formal introduction;originally discovered by The Telegraph’s Fashion Director, Hillary Alexander in 2006, Emma was tagged as the one to watch when it came to Jewellery design. She has since gone on to create numerous collections,all hand made and inspired by her frequent trips to the East, especially India.  She also...
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Meet The elegant designer behind ‘Tiffany Amber’

Backstage, amid the immediate aftermath of Tiffany Amber’s London Fashion Week debut, the atmosphere was electric. The air was thick with the buzz of enthusiastic voices, the clicking of camera flashes, with clothes being taken off, clothes being thrown on, bodies bustling to and fro. Amongst the madness, I sat cross-legged on the floor beside...
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Meet the designer behind the jewellery| Laura Lee

Some things are best kept simple, and simply beautiful they are. A personal message engraved on a coin necklace, delicate sapphire studs, a rose gold silver plated bracelet imprinted openly with love,all determined by one simple quality; they are honoured to be part of the handcrafted beauty by renowned British jewellery designer, Laura Lee. Launching her own...
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Meet the designer behind the brand| Rainbow Winters

If you stepped out into the rain and your newly purchased dress changed colour, it’s true to say, you would not exactly be happy.  You then pull your printed coat over and stride onwards, when the sun peaks out from behind the indecisive cloud and changes panels of your overcoat to a different tone from...
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Meet the Footwear Designer| Rae Jones

Most new mothers look as though they have not slept in a year (most, probably haven’t) and are about to join the cast of 28 Days Later as an extra, but not Rachel Jones. Sitting here in a spritely white, open conservatory in East London, looking out onto the greyness of an extremely damp Friday...
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A Rough Gem| Meet the raw talent behind Jolita Jewellery

“Dream Through Jewellery“  – this is what Lithuanian designer Algis Abromaitis  is inviting his wearers to do each time they put on one of his upcycled, one-of-a-kind  adornments, which are lovingly handmade in London. This concept could not be more fitting,since Abromaitis himself first started designing after having a troublesome recurring dream about a bracelet, which he...
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Meet South African born Designer | Jacob Kimmie

If drama is what you are after, then please step forward, Mr Jacob Kimmie. His designs, which feature a facade of fierce lines, gallons of sheer fabric billowing around delicate ankles and heavy unapologetic couture coursing around bare midriffs also focus on an unconventional political correctness that is refined by skilful attention to detail. Contradiction is...
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Meet Eel Skin Designer| Heidi Mottram

Not many people would consider taking an eel to a lunch date. But not many people are successful British handbag and purse designer, Heidi Mottram. Instead of travelling alongside the conventional route of crocodile, snake and the now ancient laughing cow, the Cheshire-born lass explored the exotics from across the globe (and her own Mother’s...
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