Tonight I attended the British Fashion Council and Stephen Webster reception held at Fortnum & Mason to hear the announcement of the latest SS16 Rock Vault recipients. If you didn’t already know, Rock Vault is a jewellery initiative to support, showcase and promote Britain’s most innovative, fine jewellery emerging design talent, curated by Stephen Webster, and developed by the BFC.
Selected designers receive business support mentoring and are awarded space within the dedicated Rock Vault area at the Designer Showroom during London Fashion Week. This year newcomer jewellery Designers: Completed Works, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Ruifier, and The House of Ana de Costa will be showcased alongside existing recipients Beth Gilmour, Jacqueline Cullen, Ornella Iannuzzi, Shimell & Madden and Yunus & Eliza. Previous winners include: Alice Cicolini, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Hannah Martin and Tomasz Donocik.
Yunus & Eliza
“Now in its third year, Rock Vault has established itself as the leading talent identifier for fine jewellers; one that leading international editors and retailers look to for the talent that is reshaping jewellery design. It’s with huge thanks to the panel and Stephen for their support and for selecting such a strong and diverse roster of names that we look forward to welcoming to London Fashion Week in its new Soho home.”
Caroline Rush CBE, CEO of the British Fashion Council