Designing winner’s wares

London-based New Zealand jewellery designer Jessica McCormack, was recently invited to design the 2009 winner’s trophy for Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden. The trophy (pictured above) featured an architectural rose as a symbol of hope with petals in sterling silver and gold surrounding a domed bud centre set with diamonds. “I am incredibly honoured and excited to have been asked to design the 2009 winner’s trophy for Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden,” explains McCormack, a relatively new face to London’s design scene. “As a new business I can empathise with the challenges of industry that the applicants face and I have huge respect for the support and platform that Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden provides to new talent to showcase and encourage their creativity.” The trophy was presented to design duo Jenny Holmes and Dimitri Theocharidis aka JENA.THEO, at a ceremony on September 21.


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NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

Britain’s coffee culture “owes much to a tiny country on the other side of the world”, according to journalist Alice Geary reporting for Sheffield’s Big Issue North. The high quality coffee…