Kirsty Ward Jewellery
A new talent in the fashion world is the jewellery designer Kirsty Ward. The young designer was selected from Central St Martins in Vauxhall’s annual talent search. Kirsty Ward has just showcased her debut Spring Summer 2011 womenswear and jewellery collection during London Fashion Week. The edgy jewellery designer and with her latest fashion collection, has given Vogue’s attention. The collection is filled with sculptural jewellery and boned, textured clothing, tinsel and lametta.
Kirsty Ward graduated in 2008, with a distinction, from the prestigious Womenswear MA degree at Central Saint Martins’ College of Art and Design. Immediately after her graduate show, Ward was snapped up by Alberta Ferretti to design for her in Italy. After a year and a half honing her craft with Ferretti, Ward has now just launched her eponymous label with a Spring/Summer 2011 collection during London Fashion Week. With a natural talent for fashion Kirsty Ward’s designs have attracted interest and commissions from a variety of fashion heavy weights. Last season Ward was asked by London Fashion Week debutant David Longshaw to design a jewellery line for his AW10 catwalk collection. The collaboration, which led to Ward being selected as a finalist in ITS#9, also resulted in worldwide positive press and praise for her jewellery, which often juxtaposes masculine and feminine aesthetics with beads, Swarovski crystals, fine silks and plumbing all artfully strung together to create beautiful, playfully arresting pieces.