A couple of weeks ago I brought you the Swarovski Elements Design Talent Competition finalists – 10 of the world’s most promising jewellery design graduates, competing in the International Talent Support Awards for a cash prize of €10,000 and a prestigious six month internship at the Swarovski HQ. Well, last Saturday the finalists’ months and years of dreaming, studying, and finally, came to a head as the winners were announced at a sparkling ceremony in the Italian town of Triste. So without further ado, I’m thrilled to tell you this years’ Swarovski Elements Jewellery Award goes to… Xiao Zi Yang!
The Shanghai born designer wowed judges including Swarovski Elements’ Creative Director, Ute Schumacher, with a collection that combined traditional Asian joinery and contemporary versatility. Each piece is composed of interchangeable parts which can be repaired or changed in order to follow the latest trend in colour or material, thus creating a collection for all seasons, ingenious non?
Love Ella. X