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New Designers 2015

Posted on July 19 2015

With the Graduate shows finally ending this week the impending hangover from student life has begun. The all day Frosty Jacks binges are now replaced with the excitement of refreshing one’s inbox 58 times through the duration of Loose Women.

However, all is not lost. As now is the optimum time for businesses like Peculiar Vintage to take stock of the new generation of innovative designers entering into this competitive market. Co-owner of Luna & Curious London, Rheanna Lingham curated this years 'One Year On' at New Designers 2015, so it was safe to say the calibre of young entrepreneurs (in their 1st year of business) would be strong.

Here are our two stand out jewellers:

Jake McCombe, Brighton

'My collection takes inspiration from mathematical shapes and scientific symbols. I start with line drawings, then take a length of silver rod and shape, cut, form and solder until I arrive at a final piece. I find inspiration in the material as much as my initial designs. I aim to create beautiful minimal jewellery using traditional techniques and modern technology. Working with raw materials I shape and form to create bold unique pieces.'

Flora Bhattachary, London

'My work is all inspired by my family’s links with India, it has a European aesthetic but with contemporary Indian undertones. A lot of people have commented on an Art Deco influence– I particularly love the impact that India had on Cartier and Suzanne Belperron – so this inevitably comes through in my work. I use 18 carat gold, and gold vermeil combined with deeply coloured stones – so it is quite rich in colour and opulent in style, but with a dark theme running though it.' 

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