After spending years of developing and designing accessory lines for brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs and Luella, Katie Hillier decided to launch her eponymous fine jewellery collection. Her brand is instantly recognisable with its signature animal motifs, such as her bunny "doodles". Hillier's fine jewellery is every bit masterly crafted as it is quirky, with gold animal pendant paperclips and hair accessories in the shapes of woodland creatures. Fans of Hillier's work include Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung. Awards include 2009 Accessory Designer of the Year.
The BFC Rock Vault (17-21 Feb 2012) at London Fashion Week brings together the best of British jewellery design including Hannah Martin, Tomasz Donocik and Jordan Askill and concept designs in palladium from Central Saint Martins students.