The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced that Rock Vault will make its much anticipated return to showcase at Couture Las Vegas from May 29th - June 2nd 2014. British jewellers Fernando Jorge, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Tomasz Donocik and Yunus & Eliza will present their AW14 collections within the Stephen Webster ball room to top US and international press and buyers during the five day showcase.
Rock Vault designers making their Couture debut are Jacqueline Cullen, who specialises in contemporary Whitby jet jewellery; Ornella Iannuzzi, whose work is characterised by harmonious composition of colours and textures, and Alice Cicolini who creates pieces inspired by sacred architecture and the patterns of the Silk Route.
Following the successful first showing at Couture last year, with a double win by designer Tomasz Donocik for “Best New Designer” and “Diamonds over $20,000”, Couture 2014 will see Rock Vault continue its triumph in the US and further bring recognition to the diversity and talent that the British jewellery industry has to offer.
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council comments, “Couture showcases established brands alongside the industry's future stars; Rock Vault, thanks to the unparalleled support from Stephen Webster, is a testament to the incredible talent that London has to offer. There is great potential for growth in this sector; Couture is a unique platform for our designers, and an incredible opportunity for them that will help elevate their profile in a dramatic way.”
“For the second year running, we are proud to announce that we will be hosting the Rock Vault designers in the Stephen Webster ballroom at Couture Las Vegas. After the success and excitement surrounding the introduction of Rock Vault last year, we have decided to expand the number of designers from seven to nine. Rock Vault is a mentoring platform that supports and encourages each brand to grow, and as they become more established, they no longer require the services that the BFC and Stephen Webster provide. This progression allows new designers to enter the programme annually. In addition to the constantly evolving designs produced by the more established members, there will always be new designers never seen in the US market before. We look forward to seeing you all at Couture 2014.” - Stephen Webster
Gannon Brousseau, Show Director for Couture said, "Just as we anticipated, the launch of Rock Vault at Couture last year generated a tremendous amount of excitement. The concept of having a visionary designer like Stephen Webster mentor emerging talent in our industry was something that resonated powerfully with our entire community. We are thrilled to welcome Rock Vault back to the show this year, and we can't wait to see the innovation and creativity that's certain to be on display by each of its designers.”
For more information please visit www.britishfashioncouncil.com/rockvault
For press enquiries please contact:
Kimberly Carroll, International PR Manager
British Fashion Council
+44 (0) 20 7759 1987,
Image Credit: Alice Cicolini