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E.C. One: Unsigned Treasures

SEEN always loves to go to Exmouth Market and have a good look round E.C. One, which (if you didn’t know) is a fashion-led jewellery store that nurtures unsigned design talent every year, with awards and mentorship. On this year’s shortlist were the talented Anissa Kermiche, Crystal Ching-I Chien, Olivia Creber and Charlotte Reichwald. Judges Jo Newton (head buyer at Fortnum and Mason); Sam Willoughby (event director at International Jewellery London); award-winning designer Tomasz Donocik and jewellery writer Rachael Taylor certainly had their work cut out for them. SEEN was very struck at the diversity of designs on show, which the public voted for on-line.

SEEN always loves to go to Exmouth Market and have a good look round E.C. One, which (if you didn’t know) is a fashion-led jewellery store that nurtures unsigned design talent every year, with awards and mentorship. On this year’s shortlist were the talented Anissa Kermiche, Crystal Ching-I Chien, Olivia Creber and Charlotte Reichwald. Judges Jo Newton (head buyer at Fortnum and Mason); Sam Willoughby (event director at International Jewellery London); award-winning designer Tomasz Donocik and jewellery writer Rachael Taylor certainly had their work cut out for them. SEEN was very struck at the diversity of designs on show, which the public voted for on-line.

Anissa Kermiche produces a quirky yet luxe 3D computer-aided line of jewellery. SEEN loved her naked female torso pendant.

Anissa Kermiche’s ‘Rubies Boobies'
Anissa Kermiche’s ‘Rubies Boobies’

Crystal Chien embraces a kind of curvilinear punk aesthetic with precious metals, gemstones and spikes. SEEN loved her long, graceful yet spiked earrings.

Crystal Chien's earrings
Crystal Chien’s earrings

SEEN’s absolute favourite of the night was the bold jewellery of Olivia Creber; big, gem-encrusted and theatrical, no two pieces are the same.

Olivia Creber's bracelets
Olivia Creber’s bracelets

Charlotte Reichwald’s Art Deco-inspired pieces used bold geometric lines in a restricted palette of gold and silver, creating angular, fun pieces that move with the wearer.

Reichwald's rings
Reichwald’s rings

It was a hard choice for the judges but they decided on Paris-born Anissa Kermiche. As Jos Skeates (co-founder of E.C. One with Alison Skeates, and also a judge) said: ‘We had to come to a unanimous decision and it was tough. It was Anissa Kermiche’s incredibly distinctive pieces and her business acumen which really stood out. We look forward to building a strong relationship with the brand at E.C. One.’ A very well-deserved win, and heartening to see young talent getting the bespoke support of E.C. One, the Goldsmiths’ Company and Push PR to progress their careers.

www.econe.co.uk

E.C. One
41 Exmouth Market
London
EC1R 4QL