Attire Accessories - May/Jun 2018 (Issue 70)

ATTIRE 15 NEWS & EVENTS WESTON BEAMISH ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS MANAGER Weston Beamor has announced changes to its leadership team, with current Head of CAD Design and 3D Printing, Ed Hole having been promoted to the role of Business Manager for the bespoke precious metals casting, 3D printing and production division. Ed has worked at Weston Beamor for more than 14 years, joining the team in 2003 having recently graduated from Loughborough University with a BA (Hons) in Industrial Design and Technology. Commenting on the promotion, Managing Director, Andrew Morton, said, “I’m really pleased with this promotion. “Ed has proved himself to be capable, dependable, innovative and industrious from day one. It’s great that we’re able to reward his hard work and incredible work ethic in this way. “The bespoke side of our business is flourishing, perhaps driven by fashion and consumer appetite for personalisation, perhaps due to the wealth and breadth of experience we have on-site. Either way, we’re enjoying increased interest and volume, so it’s a really great time and opportunity for Ed to step into this role and work with the senior management team to deliver against our shared vision. We all wish him the very best. We know he’ll do a sterling job.” Visit MEN’S FASHION DESIGNER EXTENDS FRAGRANCE-ENHANCING JEWELLERY RANGE Fashion brand Vanacci has introduced new products into its popular fragrance-enhancing jewellery range. Established in 2014, Vanacci creates distinctive pendants, bracelets, wallets, cufflinks and watches at its headquarters in Leeds, Yorkshire. The Nightfall range has been designed to feature phases of the moon and incorporates Vanacci’s patented Lockstone material; an advanced technology that allows the wearer to spray their favourite scent onto the product, which is then diffused throughout the day. The life of cologne is extended by up to seven times with just one spray on a Vanacci bracelet, compared to wearing perfume directly on the skin. At the heart of Vanacci’s products rests a micro-porus structure and an internal reservoir, capable of absorbing and retaining moisture. The range will now include an essential oil pendant, with increased surface area for maximum hold of every fragrance and a brand new composite stone suitable for oil based scents. Headed-up by Managing Director, James Whitfield, Vanacci consists of a tight-knit team of designers, engineers and fashion professionals with more than 20 years’ experience in the design industry. Commenting on the launch of the new products, James said, “Following the success of the initial launch of the Nightfall collection, we’re delighted to have extended the product line to offer the essential oil pendants. Launching our products via Kickstarter, it is always fantastic to see such a positive uptake and interest in our innovations, and we love to keep exciting our customers with new concepts.” The news follows Vanacci being shortlisted in a trio of business and export awards in the Yorkshire region. Visit for further information.