Swarovski Elements Design Talent Finalists Announced!

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There are no two ways about it, fashion is one of the toughest industries to break into and, in my opinion no one has it tougher than aspiring designers. For every Jonathan Saunders success story there are a thousand rather less successful tales. Given the emotional, physical and, crucially, financial resources design hopefuls must invest to have even the slightest hope of getting their work from notebook to Net-a-Porter, it’s extremely lucky that there are a certain schemes in place to support and nurture the design talent of tomorrow. One such initiative is the Swarovski Talent Jewellery Design Award, one fifth of the International Talent Support competition; an annual affair set up in 2001 to help the world’s top jewellery, fashion and accessory design and photography students get their foot in the door after graduating. For the second year in a row Swarovski Elements will be sponsoring the jewellery award, offering one designer €10,000 cash and a six month internship at Swarovski HQ. The winner will be chosen by an elite panel of industry experts including Ute Schumacher, Creative Director of Swarovski Elemants and Vicky Beamon of legendary jewellery brand, Erickson Beamon.

With mere days to go until the winner is announced, I am extremely excited to share the finalists competing for the opportunity of a lifetime…

Anabela Chen, UK

Charlotte Valkeniers, UK

Gregory Larin, Israel

Tian Hong Zhang, Canada

Xiao Zi Yang, China

Margherita Abi-Hanna, Lebenon

Milko Boyarov, Bulgaria

Kasumi Ashizawa, Japan

Merav Roth, Israel

Yz Wang, China

The final will be held in the Italian town of Triste between the 13th and 14th of July so be sure to check back then to find out which of these 10 talented fash grads is set to be the next big thing in jewellery design.

Love Ella. X

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