AFTER STUDYING AT THE LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, KIRSTIE THEN COMPLETED A JEWELLERY DEGREE ON A PRESTIGIOUS COURSE AT MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY. THIS ALLOWED HER TO UNDERSTAND AND EXPLORE HER LOVE FOR ARCHITECTURE, THAT SHE HAD ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO AND THEN INCORPORATE IT INTO HER WORK, DEVELOPING HER DISTINCT STYLE.  ALONG THE WAY, KIRSTIE WAS ALSO VERY INTERESTED IN FASHION AND PROP DESIGN AND HAS INTERNED WITH PETRA STORRS, FRED BUTLER, FIONA LEAHY, TESSA EDWARDS AND J W ANDERSON. THIS RESULTED IN MANY STATEMENT PIECES WITHIN HER OWN WORK.

ALTHOUGH CONSTANTLY DRAWN TO THE ICONIC, GEOMETRIC, BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE OF HER HOME TOWN, LONDON, SHE OFTEN ESCAPES THE CITY TO FRANCE WHEN SHE CAN, TO EXPLORE MODERNIST, HISTORIC WONDERS OF BUILDINGS, CREATED BY PIONEERS OF THE MOVEMENT. ALSO DRAWN TO THE LUXURIOUSNESS OF ART DECO, SHE HAS ENCOMPASSED ALL OF THESE DESIGN INFLUENCERS AND PASSIONS INTO HER OWN JEWELLERY.

KIRSTIE BELIEVES THAT JEWELLERY DOESN'T HAVE TO WORK WITH THE FASHION SEASONS, ON FEAR OF EXPIRING AND FORCING DESIGNS, BUT WORKS TO A MORE NATURAL DESIGN STRUCTURE. WITH NOT HAVING TO RUSH A COLLECTION OF JEWELLERY, IT PROVIDES THE ABILTY RELEASE JEWELLERY THAT SHE ADORES, AND THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME. 

'SIMPLICITY IS VERSATILITY' AND HER MINIMALLY DESIGNED AESTHETIC ALLOWS THE DESIGNS TO BE WORN AGAIN AND AGAIN, OVER THE YEARS WITH A MODERN STYLE THAT BECOMES A WEARABLE CLASSIC.

BEING VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF HER JEWELLERY, ALL PIECES ARE MADE BY HAND, BY KIRSTIE HERSELF IN HER NORTH LONDON STUDIO. THIS MEANS EVERY ELEMENT OF HER 'MINIATURE ARCHITECTURE' IS CAREFULLY CHECKED AND TIME IS DEDICATED THE THE CREATION OF YOUR JEWELLERY. EACH ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER.

KIRSTIE ALSO UNDERTAKES BESPOKE WORK IN THE SIGNATURE, MINIMAL AESTHETIC OF HER JEWELLERY. FOR BESPOKE ENQUIRIES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH HER DIRECTLY AT INFO@KIRSTIE MACLAREN.COM