Attire Accessories - Mar/Apr 2018 (Issue 69)

36 ATTIRE Antonello Figlia Stand P366 Antonello Figlia is an Italian London based jewellery designer working from his home studio near the Southbank, He is inspired by geometry, optical illusions and photography. The Geometry collection uses graphic design, manipulated in order to create striking optical patterns. The Panorama collection combines his interest in photography using pictures taken of the view from the cityscape and landmarks that surround it with the aim to transform a 2D media into a more three-dimensional piece using traditional as well as innovative techniques creating jewellery pieces original and evocative in nature. Antonello Figlia is passionate about his craft and driven to create high quality handmade jewellery for women and men. Michelle Daykin Stand 311 Michele Daykin is a contemporary jeweller based in Fife at the Fire Station Creative. She combines silver and her own dyed batik fabric. Inspired by the urban environment of Scottish cities, she has always been fascinated with textures and marks found on walls, pavements and surfaces. How they wear, degrade and soften over time. Her ‘Urban Surface’ collection is inspired by the textures and shapes of the stonework and concrete world we live in. The irregular shapes of Michele’s jewellery have evolved from urban stonework.The gap within each setting is a direct interpretation of the space between the stones.The tabs for holding the fabric in the setting are intentionally visible. The collection includes a range of wearable pieces; earrings, pendants, cufflinks and brooches. Michele uses a limited palette of colour; blues, greys and greens that reflect those in the natural world and complement both the satin and oxidised finished silver. Joanna Allen Stand 296 For BCTF 2018 Joanna Allen is launching a collection of luxury textiles, including romantic silk scarves and linen cushions. She cites flora and fauna among her inspirations and says that characters from books and plays she has enjoyed in the past sometimes help to create an idea for a new design: a new scarf design is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream , and features a huge moth, cobwebs, mustardseed and peaseblossom! Joanna’s designs are created by combining mixed media and intaglio printing, namely collagraph and monoprint. Everything is digitally printed and sewn within 10 miles of where she lives in the beautiful Peak District. Evie Milo Stand 127 Evie Milo is a jeweller/designer/maker working with rare and recycled silver. She breathes new life into forgotten things to transform the everyday into something extraordinary. Affectionately known as the ‘spoon lady’, Evie chooses to work with recycled silver instead of depleting the world of its natural resources. Salvaged antique sterling silver teaspoons are re-imagined and transformed into items with a new beauty and charm. This raw material is taken on different journeys to create several distinct collections: beautiful heirlooms from one generation are cleverly reinvented for the next and each piece is meticulously handcrafted with individuality and originality in mind. Swag and Tassel Stand P10 Swag and Tassel is a luxury British handbag and accessories label that plays homage to individuality and creativity. By using antique and vintage carpets and hand-selected leathers they create an exciting amalgamation of old and new.