SCOOP: The Aladdin’s Cave of accessories – 2-4 August 2015, The Saatchi Gallery

SHOWCASING SPRING/SUMMER 2016

at the iconic Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, London

2/4 August 2015

This season Scoop presents the cream of the crop, la crème de la crème, in the shiny, style-powered world of accessories. Whether worn as statement pieces, accents or finishing touches, accessories have the astonishing ability to transform the look and mood of any outfit; edgy can switch into elegant in a diamond-encrusted heartbeat.

From the UK Scoop bring you accessories galore: Lamb 1887’s handbags, Feather & Stone’s scarves and jewellery, Mercy Delta’s scarves, Chupi’s jewellery and Solillas’ footwear – all collections that dazzle. Italian milliner Kreisicouture and fellow Italian Henry Beguelin, responsible for small leather goods, are presenting European chic at its very best. Further afield both Tanzanian Sidai Designs and Australian based Kirstin Ash will be exhibiting jewellery lines.

Feather & Stone

Handbag brand Lamb 1887 launched in 2011, it is the vision of London based designer and entrepreneur, Charlotte Lamb who created the label with the busy woman in mind. Working in the City as a lawyer and seeing a gap in the market for practical yet trend-led bags, Charlotte used her craft experience to construct the perfect collection of handbags for women on the go. Made from the softest leathers carefully sourced from the highest quality tanneries across the world, Charlotte’s designs are inspired by the glamour icons of the past including Sophia Loren and Jackie O. Classic shapes are updated with pops of colour. With a myriad of loyal celebrity fans including Pippa Middleton, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nicole Sherzinger, Laura Whitmore and Fearne Cotton, Lamb 1887 is in effect loved by women from all walks of life.

Lamb 1887

 Feather & Stone is a London based premium accessories label owned by friends Marina Gorman and Mia Robinson. Having worked in high–end fashion for years, Marina and Mia offer an exclusive collection of beautiful, statement scarves and delicate jewellery for the discerning woman who has an eye for the latest trends without being a slave to fashion. Inspired by the designers’ own photographs from around the world, unusual animal prints, soft neutral designs and bold, graphic prints, Feather & Stone’s distinctive scarves are made using a cashmere and silk blend elevating them to the level of absolute luxury. With a vision focusing on quality craftsmanship, Feather & Stone exemplifies timeless luxe. The jewellery collection consists of precious stones including labradorite, chalcedony, turquoise and moonstone delicately set upon a layer of 22 carat gold. Style-setter, A-lister Jessica Alba is a fan.

Mercy Delta

Worn by celebs du jour Cara Delevigne, Katy Perry and Cheryl Cole, Mercy Delta was founded in 2010 by fashion agent Katie Lightfoot and designer Winnie Lee. The girls roamed the world looking for influences, which resulted in the creation of a range of scarves, stoles and wraps; shoulder adornment with stunning prints on super-luxury fabric. More recently they have branched out into dresses and tops designed for every occasion and every season. Each piece is designed by Katie and Winnie, and handmade with love and care by their production teams in India and Greece. London retailers such as Jaeger, Selfridges and Fenwick Bond Street stock choice items.

Chupi is an Irish jewellery designer, at 21 Topshop scouted her and also at the time she was the youngest designer to ever to work with them. Fast forward several years Chupi was searching for a hobby, this led to her making the jewellery she wanted to wear but couldn’t find, subsequently a friend asked for a necklace, a stylist loved a ring and suddenly she was a jeweller. Inspired by the beauty of natural and wild things, many of her delicate gold pieces are adorned with semi-precious gems. Recent celebrity-driven press coverage include Marina & the Diamonds and Ruby Wax.

 Marrying Balearic craftsmanship with London flair, Solillas’ footwear is designed out of their studios in London and Ibiza, and every pair is handmade in their friend’s family factory in Menorca, Spain, by traditional craftsman. One of their best sellers, a fun, luxurious update on a traditional Menorcan leather sandal, draws inspiration from real bohemian Balearic life itself, thus honoring decades of artisanal experience and supporting a community built up on this special sandal. With two years as a growing online brand, Solillas made their mark on the UK high street in 2013 when they launched in Urban Outfitters and OFFICE stores. In 2014 their OFFICE range grew to include 12 exclusive styles and a kid’s collection stocked nationwide, this portfolio now comprises of men’s styles too. Solillas increased their international footprint with stockists across Europe, Asia and America including Selfridges, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch to name just a few. Their first concept store recently opened in Shoreditch, London.

From the free, cultured and spontaneous creative spirit of designer Krisztina Reisini at Kreiscouture stems a rich, sophisticated and multifaceted haute-couture line of hats; mixing glamorous inspiration from the world of fashion to contemporary pop culture references. Every element of Kreisicouture millinery is reinterpreted with the cosmopolitan and refined elegance her customers have come to expect from the brand. Regularly featured in the pages of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire.

In the early Eighties, a group of friends on the Italian island of Elba started to assemble, almost by chance, belts and bags in natural cowhide and recycled materials. They created handmade, unique and now-legendary items like the Spazzatura belt, decorated with recycled waste and the Tribù belt, embroidered with a family of stylized stick figures. This entertaining pastime took a serious turn, and the Henry Beguelin brand was born. However, its spirit has never changed: objects crafted by hand with ancient mastery, timeless pieces that are always current because they go beyond the concept of short-lived ‘fads’ to become the expression of real luxury. At first the company mainly produced belts, a few handbags and some small leather goods. Soon it added shoes, boxes and a few leather baskets, and then furniture. Recently the collections have expanded to include clothing and cashmere knitwear. The hallmark of the Henry Beguelin world is the miniature stick figure hand embroidered in a special waxed thread, the very same symbol that decorated original belts of the eighties. Henry Beguelin’s collections are retailed worldwide.

Henry Beguelin

Based In Tanzania Sidai Designs is a handmade, high-end beaded jewellery enterprise that collaborates with Maasai women to produce and market unique pieces using traditional techniques. Combining the rich heritage of the Maasai culture with a contemporary aesthetic, by bringing these products to international markets, Sidai Designs intend to drive the demand that preserves beading traditions and simultaneously help to economically sustain the local women and their families. In 2014 Sidai Designs established Sidai Maasai Women Organization, a nationally registered NGO in Tanzania and opened a new studio space to house the growing number of women and increase of interest in their designs. Although formed in 2013, and sold worldwide, Sidai Designs launched their first collection internationally in New York and London this year.

Sidai Designs

Born in New Zealand and now based in Sydney, jewellery designer Kirstin Ash continues to evolve the fast growing company as the lead designer alongside her brother and business partner Nick. Since the brand’s inception, Kirstin continues to experiment with unconventional mediums and design techniques. Six years later, her distinctive aesthetic and strength of product design has nurtured the brand to where it is today – stocked in leading boutiques across Australia and overseas. Created from an imagination and passion for design, Kirstin’s designs illustrate a sense of nostalgia and whimsical romance. Kirstin’s great strength has always been in creating collections that weave a story, and evoke a sentiment for the wearer. The press hasn’t overlooked this quality, and Kirstin’s pieces have gained exposure in Vogue, In Style, and Madison, amongst many other fashion titles.

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