Kirsty Ward presents a bold and sculptured aesthetic in her designs. Named ‘One to Watch’ by Fashion Scout in AW11, the jewellery designer is known for her striking statement pieces so it is no surprise that embellished jewellery and body garments feature prominently in her collections. Combining awe inspiring, innovative jewellery designs with delicate and refined silhouettes, Ward provides a beautiful juxtaposition of clean, understated lines with bold accessories. An exploration of masculine and feminine aesthetics along with the incorporation of contemporary jewellery create innovative designs with a playful nature.

Ward honed her craft at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design where she studied for an MA in Womenswear. Soon after graduation, Ward was jetted over to Italy to design for Alberta Ferretti. She has gone on to attract attention from the fashion elite, collaborating with designer David Longshaw to create a jewellery line for his AW10 catwalk collection.

Having previously shown her SS14 collection at Fashion Scouts’ Paris showrooms, Ward will be making a return to Paris this season to showcase her AW14 collection where we can expect to see a celebration of vibrantly exaggerated accessories and textured garments toughened up with masculine features.

By Charlotte Muscat, Contributor (@CharlotteLM9)