DESIGNER NAME: Alice Cicolini
BACKGROUND: Cicolini is from London. Before jewellery design she curated international touring exhibitions on fashion and design, and wrote a book for Thames & Hudson in 2005 called "The New English Dandy". Cicolini studied at the London College of Fashion and received her MA in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins, where she remains a research associate. Cicolini has designed guest collections for Annoushka, Designers Guild and 20Ltd.
SIGNATURES: “The sacred architecture and patterns of the Silk Route are the inspiration for my jewellery. The fine bespoke editions are handmade in India in the studio of one of the last Jaipuri meenakari trained in the enamel traditions of Persia passed down through family generations over 200 years. A family whose work is owned by the Maharajas of Patiala and Jaipur, and exhibited the world over, their craftsmanship remains of the highest quality. Exquisitely hand-carved stone and wood compliment the collections, created again by Indian master craftsmen with metalwork produced by some of the UK's finest goldsmiths.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “23.5ct gold hand-engraved rings, set with richly coloured gems and covered with the deep, jewelled tones of vitreous enamel.”
Alice Cicolini is part of Touba - London for AW14 and the Rock Vault initiative