International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced the names this year’s ten most promising, and emerging, designers selected to be part of its annual KickStart Bursary Programme.
The 10 winning designers will benefit from exhibiting as a group at this year’s show, while receiving market and industry support from IJL and its partner the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ).
Sam Willoughby, show director, said: “Visitors to the show always make a beeline for the KickStarter stand because it is a one-stop showcase for the best in on-trend, innovative design.
“Our KickStarters this year will not disappoint – they are a really exciting group of designers and they all deserve to benefit from this unique commercial launch pad.”
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The full KickStart line-up:
- Joanna Bury
- Emily Richardson
- Emma Calvert
- Sammie Jo Coxon
- Cécile Gilbert
- Vicky Lew
- Lucas Mitchell
- Charlotte Scott Moncrieff
- Marina Skia
- Jonna Jarvenpaa and Laura Vilppula
The industry is also invited to vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ – the KickStarter they feel is the “one to watch”. Voting will begin on 31 May and end on 30 June, with the successful designer winning a free stand in the Design Gallery at IJL 2017.