FANNIE SCHIAVONI AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 COEUR NEW YORK
Born in Sweden, Fannie Schiavoni moved to London at the age of 18 to study tailoring at London College of Fashion. Having completed a number of internships alongside her studies for designers including Hussein Chalayan and Giles Deacon – she then launched her first collection before graduating in spring 2009. Browns Focus bought the eponymous collection and in the same year she received the prestigious New Gen award from the British Fashion Council. Her background in tailoring and use of traditional methods of handcraft has helped develop a unique approach to the design of her chain metal accessories. After receiving the prestigious New Gen award from the BFC for three consecutive seasons her collections are now stocked globally and can be found at stores such as Barneys, Isetan, I.T, Ikram, Lane Crawford, Opening Ceremony and Curve. Revered globally by press and buyers alike, her designs have also been embraced by high profile artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. She has collaborated with designers such as Alexandre Vauthier, Matthew Miller and Craig Lawrence, as well as created commissioned one-off pieces for Rihanna, Interview Magazine, Lane Crawford and Diesel Art Gallery.