Top trend forecasting agency Stylesight have presented a special award to IJL KickStart designer Claire English – the KickStart Trend Award. The Stylesight team visited the International Jewellery London show this September to view the work of the KickStarters and to select the winning designer for her excellence in progressive jewellery design. The prize is a years subscription to the innovative trend service, worth $7,500 USD.
"I was delighted to award Claire English with the first Stylesight Trend award. I was impressed by the depth of her concepts and research behind her collection, which I can see appealing to buyers and consumers on a number of levels, reflecting a number of emerging trends for jewellery, from materials to themes. Having access to Stylesight as a resource I'm sure will offer Claire the opportunity to enrich her work and also be aware of influential global trends affecting buying, sourcing and overall design," commented Stylesight's Accessories Editor Claire Foster.
Stylesight provides world-class content, tools and technology for creative professionals in the style and design industries, combining accurate forecasting and expert trend research with cutting edge technology. The prize provides Claire English with a valuable creative platform following her success at IJL. KickStart, which is supported by the British Jewellers’ Association acts as a bursary scheme for talented new designers who are selected to exhibit on a group stand at the leading jewellery trade show.
"It is an honor and a privilege to have been given the Kickstart Trend Award for excellence in progressive jewellery design. The prize of a years subscription to Stylesight, the most trusted name in trend, is a marvellous resource. There is a whole world of fantastic imagery and research that I can not wait to delve into and explore. Overall, International Jewellery London was a vibrant and thrilling event for me - I cherished exhibiting for the first time this year with Kickstart's support. I have begun new relationships with lots more retailers than I could have ever anticipated! I will be joining new outlets in London, across England and in Scotland. As well as this my jewellery will now be available overseas for the first time!" said designer Claire English.
Stylesight, the most trusted name in trend and the industry’s creative lifecycle management (CLM) platform, provides world-class content, tools and technology for creative professionals in the style and design industries. Founded in 2003 by apparel manufacturing veteran, Frank Bober, Stylesight targets professionals involved in the creative design and product development processes, assisting them through its unique "Creative Platform" with content and tools that make the design journey more efficient, less costly, faster and accurate. Stylesight is headquartered in New York, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with additional satellite offices stationed in style capitals spanning the globe. To learn more about Stylesight, please visit www.stylesight.com.