Goldsmiths’ Fair has announced that British supermodel Erin O’Connor, will guest curate this year’s silversmithing and jewellery showcase.
‘Erin O’Connor Selects’ will follow in the footsteps of London’s Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, offering up a small selection of hand-picked designs, presented in the entrance to Goldsmiths’ Hall.
For the special showcase O’Connor has selected 22 personal highlights from this year’s exhibitors.
“My selection reflects my personal style,” O’Connor explains. “It’s made up of jewellery I’d happily wear on a variety of occasions and contemporary silver I’d proudly display at home.
“I love the high degree of craftsmanship in each piece. I was looking out for exciting up-and-coming talent as well as the more established. I’m attracted to modern and bold statement pieces that are nevertheless accessible. Luckily I was spoilt for choice!”
Two pieces from Erin O’Connor Selects have already been revealed as Honey Bee cluster ring by Max Danger and a sterling silver vessel entitled Within crafted by Ana Meneses.
The other pieces will be revealed in the lead up to the fair.
Goldsmiths’ Fair director David Mills comments: “As one of the world’s most established and timeless supermodels who has made catwalk appearances for top designers – from McQueen and Westwood to Valentino and Yamamoto – Erin O’Connor is herself a true fashion icon who brings an exacting eye to the role of Guest Curator.
“We are thrilled that she is collaborating with the Fair as she is knowledgeable about jewellery in the context of fashion and shows a natural instinct for contemporary silver in tune with modern interiors.”
This year’s Goldsmith’s Fair will take place at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London September 27 – October 9 2016.