We turn our well-trained loupe onto the rising stars of the jewellery firmament
Fu, a Shanghai-based designer and winner of CSM’s Autor graduate award, likes to focus on the intimate connection between jewellery – her preferred metal is gold – and the body. When worn, her feather-like earrings create, she says, ‘an unexpected pretty, crisp sound’. Dream collaborator: Photographer Tim Walker
Fresh faces: the jewellery graduates making their mark
Photography: Aditya Babbar. Fashion: Lune Kuipers. Writer: Caragh McKay
Hegney displays a beautifully precise style, but her main fascination is with the colour blue, which she expresses through a varied material palette. ‘Lapis lazuli can be stone set or crushed into a powder,’ she says, ‘while jesmonite and wood can be dyed using powder pigment.’ Dream collaborator: Iris van Herpen.
‘There’s an assumption that chains are subservient to the main jewel. I enable them to achieve jewellery status on their own,’ explains Fabian, a Hungarian-born Cartier Scholarship winner whose woven chainmail piece displays a craftsman’s touch. Dream collaborator: Someone with good work ethics and humility.