London’s Fashion Week 2012 is calling and the capitals best dressed fashionistas, stylists, bloggers and muses were in attendance. Residing in the sumptuous surroundings of Somerset House London played host to SS13 collections from designers Henry Holland, Peter Pilotto, and Jonathan Saunders to name just a few. But what attracted our buyers to the alluring fashion light was all the gorgeous jewellery on offer for SS13.
Our buyers have picked SS13’s key trends and matched them to some of the fantastic jewellery at EC One.
At Peter Pilotto’s show models marched in urban warrior Aztec like prints, these bold hues and prints should be accentuated though jewellery with statement colour necklaces, rich cabochon stones and layering of woven bracelets.
As polka dots ruled 2012 stripes will be king of 2013, Jonathan Saunders gave stripes a 60’s Bowie vibe with space age metallic fabric. Silver and gunmetal jewellery will come in to its own with this trend with chains and architectural jewellery being key to accentuate the bold highlighter thick stripes.
Henry Holland gave pastel shades a more psychedelic edge with tie dye, whilst others mixed Polly Pocketesque pastels with neon lace and intricate sheer overlays. Our buyers are looking to introduce more beautiful Oyster Quartz pieces from Lola Rose and sparkly bangles from Nick King to give pastels that extra punch for SS13.
Fiona Paxton is a fail safe when it comes to statement jewellery with her designs installing power and confidence in a woman’s daily wardrobe, our head buyer Alison is often photographed wearing Paxton’s jewellery.
Pushing new boundaries with her designs SS13 sees Paxton incorporate filigree designs with iridescent beads, metallic hues creating jewellery for the urban warrior and beach-white coral or an exotic vibe. SS13 sees Paxton using rose gold which is a key jewellery trend for next season.
Joanna Cave is one of our most popular designers, in her SS13 collection Cave plays with combining different coloured threads and tassels to add that dash of colour to her designs.
Our buyers were spoilt for choice with Cave’s SS13 collection and have selected silver, yellow gold and rose gold colour ways mixed with pale blues, florescent pinks and pretty purple stitching and tassels to add an instant colour injection to your wardrobe. They shall also be introducing some of Cave’s rings.
Rock Vault is a show case for some of the jewellery industries most exciting jewellery designers, showcasing the work of industry leaders such as Imogen Belfield, Hillier and Hannah Martin. 12 designers were selected with each designer given an ounce of Palladium to work with. None of the designers had worked with Palladium before and learnt along the way, some even like Imogen formed a whole new collection around their palladium exploration.
What caught our buyers eyes in the rock vault were the artisan fashion creations of jeweller Tomasz Donocik. The CSM graduate creates jewellery that matches his eccentric Rock ‘n’ Roll personality, combining swarvoski crystals and leather to create his signature wrap bracelets. Tomasz’s work is too good to wait another season for so our boutiques will be stocking Tomasz’s work from November!
There is certainly plenty of jewellery to be excited about after our buyers London Fashion Week visit, next stop Paris!
Valentine’s is just around the corner, and this year, EC One is here to help. Whether she’s a new crush or The One, we have the perfect present to show you care. Here are some of our suggestions…
Classic and simple, a silver pendant is tasteful and goes with everything. She’ll wear it constantly!
This Christmas EC One is in full party mode. We know the weather is miserable, the economy is worse, and you’ve probably dying of flu. But the festive season is a brief window in which to ignore the doom and gloom and celebrate with friends and loved ones. To help you do this, EC One’s shelves are groaning with glitzy statement pieces, and we’ve been polishing up your favourite party jewellery for free.
As well as looking the part, we want to get you in the party mood, so we’ve been racking our brains to think of the songs you just can’t help but jump up and dance to. We’ve been racking our designer’s brains too…
This Christmas, EC One want to invite you in from the cold and the damp, take you away from the doom and gloom, and tell you to GET YOUR ROCKS ON! The 2011 party season should be just that: a time to have fun and celebrate … while wearing spectacular jewellery, of course. So, we’re starting the festivities and making it as easy as possible for you to shine all the way through to January.
We have big news: we can offically reveal our Unsigned Winner for 2011 – Clarice Price Thomas walked away with the prize at last night’s Unsigned Party.
It was a great night – finalists, judges, jewellery professionals and fashion bloggers mingled over drinks and listened to the band, until, at 8pm, EC One co-owners Jos and Alison Skeates called for quiet, and announced Clarice’s win. Check out that massive grin!
This week, as you may have heard, is London Fashion Week, and EC One has been trawling the LFW Exhibition, looking for new talent, and finding a few familiar faces too! Last Friday, Assistant Buyer Rainy and Marketing Manager Louise (me!) went to have see the jewellery, the designers, and the crazy outfits.
This week, EC One attended a Jewellery Connections event, hosted by Camden Council. Jewellery Connections is a project designed to encourage collaboration and cooperation between designers and craftsmen within the jewellery sector (not a million miles away from the thinking behind EC One’s own Unsigned competition). On Wednesday night, they invited us to an exhibition displaying the results of this 18-month collaborative undertaking.
The EC One contingent included co-founder Jos, Goldsmith Kate, and Louise, who handles marketing and press. The Jewellery Connections exhibition took place over 3 days, but being the fabulous party people we are, we came to the evening event on Wednesday. It took place at Platform Showcase just a stone’s throw away from Hatton Garden, and a short stroll from Exmouth Market. Platform is a not-for-profit organisation set up to support designers and craftsmen in the jewellery industry.
We’re thrilled to announce the return of EC One Unsigned, our graduate jewellery design competition! Last year we had an amazing array of entries : whether the piece was pretty, edgy, architectural,rebellious, delicate, or minimalist, it made its way into our inbox. We were so impressed by the innovation and the skill of the designers, as well as the sheer breadth of ideas, and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring.
That’s right! Next week is the fourth London Jewellery Week, an annual celebration of all things jewellery here in the capital. There will be so many exciting events, new collection launches, talks and parties taking place and EC One will be involved with a special London theme at both our stores, celebrating the best London-based jewellery designers.
Make sure you pop in to our stores from Friday to check out our fun London-themed shops, with a wonderful skyline, mini red buses and black cabs and our favourite designers picked out with their own dedicated London street signs. Fabulous!