The British Fashion council have announced their newest collaboration for London Fashion week. Rock Vault Dozen has invited twelve Jewellery designers to create a ring from unique white metal called Palladium. The designers will be challenged by making a ring out of just one ounce of the precious metal.
The Rings will be exhibited in a showcase during London Fashion Week and curated by iconic jewellery designer Stephen Webster. Also on the panel will be Anna Orsini of the British Fashion council, Caroline Broadhead the Fine Jewllery programme director at Central Saint Martins as well as Buyers for some of the world most Iconic department stores.
Stephen Webster described the project as beneficial to both the Industry’s economic future.
“The Rock Vault Dozen is the first incentive illustrating how this extraordinary platform for emerging, British-based jewellery talent can embrace and collaborate with the ever changing economics of the industry. Palladium, an ancient metal with newly acquired precious status, therefore new to many, is introduced to the consumer through the creative genius of the designers within Rock Vault”
The designers contributing to this unique project are : Alexandra Jeffors, Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Hillier, Husam El Odej, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Jordan Askill, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Sophie Bille Brahe, Tomasz Donocik and Yunus and Eliza.
The project and event aims to spur Palladium into being widely used in the future as a contemporary metal as well as providing the contributing designers with exposure to international retailers and media which will nurture their developing businesses.