Inspiration Series | Christian Hemmerle

Renowned jeweller, Christian Hemmerle and Joanna Hardy last night exploring 4 generations of innovation and craftsmanship. Honoured to be part of one of Christian's first talks, in London.

Hemmerle is a fourth generation family run house at the vanguard of jewellery design. Each jewel conceived is unique and as original as a work of art. All jewellery is made onsite and nothing is outsourced. Every piece is hand-crafted and entirely bespoke.

Inspiration Series | Simone Rocha

Simone's accolades include the British Fashion Awards for "Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear" in 2013 and "The New Establishment Award" (2014), “British Womenswear Designer Award” 2016, as well as the 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Designer of Year Award. 

In February 2018 Simone showcased her first collection during Milan Fashion Week as creative director for Moncler as part of the Genius Group. Just another to add to the list of accolades.

Rocha is in conversation with the globally respected fashion journalist and fashion critic Sarah Mower MBE. We did say we do things right! Mower is the British Fashion Council's Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Chair of the NEWGEN committee, a creative and strategic platform that has been a catalyst to rise of design gems; Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, JW Anderson, Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Ilincic, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto and Simone Rocha, herself.

Practical Series | #GETHASHTAGGED

It's all about the gram! Watch for Danielle Greco, Head of Content at Depop, who will be leads a panel discussion, giving the low down of how to market and curate yourself, by building your brand and profile through digital and marketing strategies. Marisa Hordern, founder of Missoma, jewellery brand favoured by Megan Markle and Margot Robbie joins Greco on the panel, alongside Rachel Clay; Head of Social at Matter Of Form, award winning innovation and brand experience agency.

Inspiration Series | Ai-Da Robot

Ai-Da is the world’s first ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist who creates artwork based on Professor Margaret Boden’s philosophical definition of creativity - that it must be novel, surprising and of societal value.

Interviewed at Sarabande by Tim Marlow, Ai-Da was invented to engage discussion around the ethics of new technologies, and what these new technologies means for creativity. She sites Picasso’s Guernica and Orwell’s 1984 as key inspirations for her artistic practise and draws subjects from sight. Each one is completely unique and unreproducible. In an ‘in-conversation’ unlike any other, Tim will question Ai-Da on her taste, inspirations and purpose as an artist, and seek to find how she expects tech to impact the creative industries.

Ai-Da is named after Ada Lovelace, was invented by gallery director Aidan Meller and built by robotics company Engineered Arts; with A.I. programming from PhD students at Oxford University. Since her launch, Ai-Da has been featured in 900 pieces of press including Dezeen, Artsy, and Time. Tim Marlow is current Artistic Director of the Royal Academy and soon to be Director and CEO of the Design Museum.