BJA, BJGI and UKTI supporting group of fine and fashion designers.
A group of British jewellery designers and watch brands are set to make their mark at Inhorgenta Munich this weekend, taking part in the British Jewellery & Giftware International British Pavilion, held in conjunction with UKTI.
The show opens on February 14, running through to February 17. It will play host to a number of British jewellery designers that have won grants and support from the UKTI to take part in this year’s fair. They will showcase their collections to buyers in hall C2 Contemporary Design.
This year’s designers and brands include Mariko Sumioka, Janet Barber, Filipa Oliveira, Turquoise Jewellery, Anna Wales Jewellery, I Love a Lassie, Jenny Llewellyn, Stephanie Bates and Mounir.
Andrew Geoghegan, Sheila Fleet, Olivia Burton watches and Linda Macdonald will also be taking part in the show, with Geoghegan marking his international trade show debut at Inhorgenta with plans to reveal new bridal and cocktail designs.
Having expanded and developed manufacturing capabilities in 2013, Leeds-based Geoghegan said he is ready to begin exporting with immediate effect. He said: “I’ve been inundated by international customers and retailers enquiring about the brand. Inhorgenta is the perfect platform for my designs – I know German suppliers and retailers will appreciate the brand as one with strength and purpose and recognise the world-class quality and incredible, unique designs I strive toward with each of my pieces.
"Taking the brand international was always the dream – a lot of planning and consideration has gone into this trade show and I am now ready to commence exporting immediately. It’s seriously exciting to be showcasing great British design to the world – roll on February."
Inhorgenta Munich aims to be the most trendsetting trade event in Europe for fine and designer jewellery, with around 1,100 exhibitors and more than 34,000 trade visitors expected in 2014. The show will also unveil its new Inspiration Lab within the Trends & Visions hall, allowing visitors and exhibitors alike to interact with jewellery and design processes, while discovering new talents. There will also be a number of lectures, workshops, exhibitions and presentations focused on jewellery.
BJGI marketing and events coordinator Dave Kukadia said: "This year’s group of designers will be displaying an array of trendsetting, unique and breathtaking designs, [meaning] the British pavilion is sure to be a major attraction. British design is synonymous with creativity, flair and quality and we are confident that Inhorgenta is the perfect catalyst to launch all of our designers into the International market."