New to the schedule are: Completedworks; Lily Kamper; Rachel Boston; Ruifier and The House of Ana de Costa. Those names will join the existing designers on the roster: Beth Gilmour, Jacqueline Cullen, Ornella Iannuzzi, Shimell and Madden and Yunus & Eliza.
Rock Vault, a showcase for jewelry that launched at London Fashion Week in 2012, and is curated by Stephen Webster, will run at the London Fashion Week designer showrooms from Sept. 18 through 22. The initiative offers emerging jewelry designers a platform to showcase their collections, along with mentoring and sponsorship opportunities.
Webster noted that as Rock Vault is designed to support designers for a maximum of three years, five designers have now left the support initiative. “Over the years we’ve become so ingrained with the designers and their businesses that saying goodbye is difficult,” he said, but added that “we are delighted to welcome and announce [the] five news designers, who will join the five existing members.”