The 8 female artists to know now
In this world of mass production, big brands, CGI and 3D printing, creativity is, shall we say, losing its personal touch.
But London Design Festival 2018, a one-week event celebrating exceptional craftsmanship, design ideas & designers from around the world, has, thankfully, shaken things up a little. This year's programme spans the city and gives voice to a roster of design events, technologies, brands, both big and small, as well as talented creators including visionary set designer Es Devlin.
In celebration of such a brilliant initiative, we've scouted out the outstanding female artists, designers and makers you should have on your radar.
Catering to a generation of millennial buyers, not wedded to traditional heritage brands, the new wave of emerging young designers is crashing, fast and hard. In the luxury field, they are powerful new players in the game.
And London-based jewellery designer Isabella Townsley is one of the most powerful of all. Following her degree at the Gemological Institute of America, Townsley launched her first capsule collection late last year. Now, her finely crafted pieces, which are all manufactured in London, are coveted by some of showbiz's finest.
Townsley's pieces are inspired by the world around her, the timeless elegance of her grandmother and the symbiotic relationship between fashion and style. Her aesthetic is bold, jagged and desperately cool. With her signature reverse set diamonds already making a splash, Townsley is a young face to watch now.