Hannah Martin and Shimell & Madden among new faces at annual show.
The Goldsmiths’ Fair returns next week for a fortnight-long jewellery showcase, welcoming new faces to the fold as it embraces contemporary design talents.
The event at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London opens on Monday with Hannah Martin among the key names to see at this year’s fair, having last week showcased new collections as part of the Exhibition at London Fashion Week.
This year marks Hannah Martin’s debut at the Goldsmiths’ Fair, joined by the likes of fine jewellers Robinson Pelham, who will bring their vibrant Elystan collection to the show, and new faces Luke Shimell and Emma Madden, who have together created a new fine jewellery collection Symmetry, boasting precision-cut shapes and Edwardian stones.
New designers across the two weeks also include De Anna Kiernan, Dagmar Korecki, Jo McDonald, Maiko Nagayama, Mark Soley and Sarah Warsop.
Graduates and emerging talents will also be part of this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair, with Heather Woof, Victoria Walker, Merlin Planterose, Amy Logan and Petra Bishai set to show off their latest collections.
A total of 10 graduates have been given a stand at the show, along with a bullion loan and £1,500 in cash by the Goldsmiths’ Company to help them grow their businesses.
2013 marks the 31st annual Goldsmiths’ Fair, with jewellery sold both directly to the public and to the trade. This year’s show will feature 90 designers each week, encompassing jewellers and silversmiths.