London Fashion Week set to sparkle with Rock Vault

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LFW SS16 is on the horizon with a new location and line up for the Rock Vault jewellers.

The British Fashion Council, who are the producers of London Fashion Week, have announced their chosen ten jewellers to showcase for the eighth season of Rock Vault. The event will take place in Golden Square, Soho, from 18th – 22nd September 2015.

London Fashion week attracts international buyers, media and designers providing them with the opportunity to further develop their businesses. Rock Vault has become an important aspect of the event since 2012, offering designers access to business support mentoring and giving them a unique opportunity to display their jewels to an international audience. With the potential of showcasing their work at Couture, Las Vegas, the designers are working harder than ever.

“According to the maximum three year cycle of Rock Vault, we have had to say so-long to five of the original designers. All those involved in the selection process, the BFC and myself find the graduation an emotional time; over the years we become so ingrained with the designers and their businesses that saying goodbye is difficult. The detachment is made somewhat easier by the massively positive comments and gratitude from the graduates whom have all benefited by being part of the initiative. We are delighted to welcome and announce five new designers, who will join the five existing members.”- Curator, Stephen Webster (MBE) commented.

The 2015 winners are COMPLETEDWORKS, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Ruifier and The House of Ana de Costa, which join existing recipients Beth Gilmour, Jacqueline Cullen, Ornella Iannuzzi, Shimell & Madden and Yunus & Eliza. However, the three-year cycle has seen Rock Vault having to say goodbye to Previous winners Alice Cicolini, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Hannah Martin and Tomasz Donocik.

From L-R: Rachel Boston; Jacqueline Cullen; Ana de Costa; Lily Kamper; Ornella Iannuzzi; Beth Gilmour; Stephen Webster MBE; Ewen Venters, Fortnum & Mason; Caroline Rush CBE, British Fashion Council; Luke Shimell, Shimell and Madden; Rachel Shaw, Ruifier; Eliza Higginbottom, Yunus & Eliza; Anna Jewsbury, COMPLETEDWORKS; Yunus Ascott, Yunus & Eliza; Emma Madden, Shimell and Madden

From L-R: Rachel Boston; Jacqueline Cullen; Ana de Costa; Lily Kamper; Ornella Iannuzzi; Beth Gilmour; Stephen Webster MBE; Ewen Venters, Fortnum & Mason; Caroline Rush CBE, British Fashion Council; Luke Shimell, Shimell and Madden; Rachel Shaw, Ruifier; Eliza Higginbottom, Yunus & Eliza; Anna Jewsbury, COMPLETEDWORKS; Yunus Ascott, Yunus & Eliza; Emma Madden, Shimell and Madden

The Rock Vault selection panel is chaired by Stephen Webster MBE and comprises: Anna Orsini, British Fashion Council; Carol Woolton, Vogue UK; Caroline Broadhead, Central Saint Martins; Charlotte Whitehead, British Fashion Council; Jos Skeates, ECOne; Laura Muscat, Rainbowwave; Maia Adams, Adorn Insight; Matthew Waters, M2 Agency; Mia Fenwick, Fenwick; Michelle de Conto, British Fashion Council; Natalie Kingham, Matches; Ruby Chadwick, Liberty and Simon Longland, Harrods.

For more information on Rock Vault visit: http://www.britishfashioncouncil.co.uk/business-support-awards/Rock-Vault

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