I have to thank a friend of mine (she knows who she is!) for introducing me to Sophie Bille Brahe's work, and getting me down to London Fashion Week - more of that to follow - in time to get around the Exhibition and the British Fashion Council's Rock Vault space earlier this week. It was there that I managed to catch a glimpse of Sophie's work before the doors closed at 7pm and I wasn't disappointed, not even with just a momentary chance to view her work.
It's designers like Sophie, a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, that bridge the gap between fine jewellery and avant-garde design. She's one of a handful of talents pushing their way into the UK jewellery scene and someone I'll be keeping an eye on this year.
Her designs have won her accolades from fashion magazines worldwide and, in her own words, adorn inspiring women. It is her Scandinavian background that also paves the way for her sharp design set - a cross-over of clean lines and architectural shapes with more natural forms such as birds or those with celestial connotations. Beautiful.
Palais des Escaliers ring in 18ct gold with diamonds
Palais d’Émeraude ring in 18ct gold with emerald and diamonds
Pavillon Fenetres ring in silver with a single diamond
Lyra ring in 18ct gold with diamonds
Petit Hibou and Petit Hibou Pirate necklaces (cute!) in 18ct gold with a diamond
Rideaux Simples and Rideaux Louise ear cuffs in 18ct gold and diamonds