Scottish designer to be stocked at Edinburgh department store.

By Kathryn Lewis

Scottish jewellery designer Jane Gowans will sell her line for the first time in Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh this winter.


The 26-year-old’s designs will be sold alongside the likes of fashion designers Holly Fulton and Jonathan Saunders.

Gowans said: “It has been incredible to receive the support and recognition from Harvey Nichols by being invited to stock my work with them. Having my collection showcased alongside designers such as Holly Fulton and Jonathan Saunders is such an achievement. As an emerging designer this provides such a strong platform for developing and promoting my work.”

Until now, Gowans, a 2009 graduate in jewellery and metal design from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, has sold her line in smaller boutiques like the Black Box Boutique in Edinburgh.

The Captain collection, which will officially be launched in February, is made up of 10 whimsical and contemporary pieces all of which were handcrafted in the UK and finished by Gowans herself. Inspiration for the collection came from an old photograph of Gowans’ grandfather dressed in a naval uniform. This led to the development of Gowans’ nautical inspired collection which takes ropes, knots and compasses as motifs for burnished rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.