Kiki Ito - Kiki London

Finalist of the Best Use of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Great Britain

2010 Finalist Kiki Ito Kiki London


What is your design background?
I started my training in handbag design and manufacture over 6 years ago. This was continued in London where I now live, at the London College of Fashion on the Cordwainers design course. Following that I spent time enhancing my skills by working with London based designers and a high quality leather goods manufacture that I work with closely today.

Have you worked with CRYSTALLIZEDâ??Ã?¢ - Swarovski Elements before?

Would this bag fit in with your current collection and why?
Yes 100%. I was very excited to work on this design with this new material. I came up with many different ideas but my challenge was how to combine this new material into my style. My collection shows myself and more than anything I didnâ??Ã?ôt want to design something thatâ??Ã?ôs not me. I think my philosophy of elegant simplicity has been fully realised in this bag.

What are the price-points of your current line?

What is your design philosophy?
Elegant simplicity

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