Leading forecast and analysis service Stylesight to present special award for KickStart designer at IJL 2012

Industry-leading global forecast and analysis service Stylesight, will present a special award to a KickStart designer at International Jewellery London 2012 – the KickStart Trend Award. The prize will be a years subscription to the innovative trend service, worth $8,500 USD.

The award was launched at the 2011 show and designer Claire English won the coveted prize.

Nearly a year on, Claire English said: “I found Stylesight to be a marvellous way to interact with the web and do research. I will be bringing some mood boards created in Stylesight to IJL with me this year when I exhibit with my own stand. These two dimensional visual mind maps will enrich and support understanding of what trends my new Tooth & Claw collection feeds into and where I drew my inspirations from.

“I’m really looking forward to the show this year. I will have my diamond jubilee piece to showcase and I'll be launching the new collection. It features pearl & garnet set pieces which combine my interest in medieval design and the symbolic potency of an urban fox's tooth and claw.”

Stylesight provides world-class content, tools and technology for creative professionals in the style and design industries, combining visionary trend forecasting and indispensable analysis with an online workspace designed to help analyse and anticipate the ever-changing marketplace.

“KickStart already provides an excellent commercial launch pad for promising new designers, and this prize provides an additional fantastic creative platform for the IJL KickStart designer selected for the special award. All of the designers tend to be very trend aware and forward-thinking so this invaluable tool is the ideal prize for such an award,” commented Event Director Sam Willoughby.

KickStart, which is supported by the British Jewellers’ Association, is a bursary scheme for talented new designers who are selected to exhibit on a group stand at leading jewellery trade show IJL.

The KickStart Trend Award will be presented by Stylesight’s Director of Trend Forecasting, Jane Boddy. She said: “At Stylesight, we genuinely feel that IJL is one of the most progressive platforms for jewellery designers to showcase their collections to the media and the industry as a whole. I can’t wait to sit on the panel for the award and see the innovative work from these exciting new designers.”

International Jewellery London takes place from 2-5 September 2012 at Earls Court, London. It is organised by Reed Exhibitions.


For more information, images or quotes, or to arrange press registration for IJL, please contact: Stephanie Power or Suzanna Hammond
+44 (0) 207 630 6633 / +44 (0) 7944 860 839
stephanie@hammondpr.co.uk / suzanna@hammondpr.co.uk

About International Jewellery London
International Jewellery London is your only dedicated UK jewellery trade event, unveiling the latest inspiring collections, contemporary and classic. IJL celebrates the most talented, innovative British and International jewellery designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. International Jewellery London takes place at, Earls Court 2, London from 2 – 5 September 2012. For further information please visit www.jewellerylondon.com IJL is sponsored by the NAG & BJA and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, Platinum Guild International and The Responsible Jewellery Council.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com

About Stylesight
Stylesight is the industry-leading global content and technology solution for professionals in the style, fashion and design sectors. Combining visionary trend forecasting and indispensable analysis with an online workspace designed to help analyze and anticipate the ever-changing marketplace, Stylesight brings value to designers looking for inspiration and more time to be creative, as well as managers looking for cost savings and ROI. Stylesight is headquartered in New York, London and Hong Kong, with additional satellite offices stationed in style capitals spanning the globe. Learn more at http://www.stylesight.com/

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