WINNER Jana Reinhardt, Bloom: The Bloom collection of sterling silver and gold plated floral designs generated a tidal wave of interest from Jana Reinhardt’s stockists when it launched earlier this year. Picked up by almost all of its 30 doors nationwide, Bloom can now be found in a host of leading independent jewellers, including EC One, Tomfoolery in London, Rock Candy in Edinburgh and Design Yard in Ireland. Sales of the Bloom earrings, rings, pendants and cuffs are also proving strong through Jana Reinhardt’s e-tail website, as well as Not on the High Street, with momentum building in the run up to Christmas. The Bloom collection also caused a flurry of excitement at the Spirit of Christmas consumer-facing show at London Olympia in November; representing a successful first show for the brand. With sales rising month-on-month, Jana Reinhardt is now expecting to double its annual turnover in 2014 — partly due to an exciting collaboration with Argos and its Designers at Argos initiative.
HIGHLY COMMENDED LucyQ, Art Deco: Launched in February 2014, Lucy Quartermaine’s Art Deco line has quickly become the third bestselling range for her eponymous brand, behind the hugely successful and pre-existing Wave and Drip collections. Having now been taken up by 50% of LucyQ retail partners, the collection has proved popular with customers, especially the range’s Arrow and Halo rings, the Halo necklace and the Art Deco bracelet, pictured. Trade shows have been a key driver for this range and the LucyQ brand in 2014, with retailers regularly requesting pieces with different coloured stones or finishes to suit their customer base. Further inspired by retailer feedback, the brand will introduce a complementing cufflink design to the Art Deco collection in the coming months.