Fili Plaza was born in 1957 in Salamanca, Spain. She studied Interior Design at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios of Barcelona, and also took ceramics courses. Fili began her career as a sculptor, and in 2003 she initiated her career as a jewelry designer for a being she knows very well: the woman. Fili picked the human body as the main theme of her creations, as a way of expressing her ideas through sculpture. She treats the human body as a physical matter that helps us communicate, and also isolate, ourselves from the others. Torsos of men and women, imposing sculptures of two human beings broken lengthways, couples that hold themselves in order to - find themselves?, protect themselves?, comfort themselves?, recognize themselves?, or simply search for their lost soul. Since 1988 Fili has been doing individual and collective exhibitions at art galleries in Spain, the Netherlands, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Brussels, Miami, Germany and Japan.
Creating unique leather bags and improving livelihoods was our dream Handcrafting natural leather using skill and experience is what we do Seeing our bags stand out in the crowd is what we enjoy Beara Beara is who we are ………. Using generations of experience, our craftsmen pride themselves on producing unique pieces that withstand the tests of time. By combining robust unprocessed hides with super soft natural suede our range of handbags, satchels and backpacks are like no other. To add to the exclusivity of several models, we incorporate antique Andean cloths called aguayos. These rare cloths depict a sense of history and culture and make each bag one of a kind. A Beara Beara bag owner revels in creating his or her own unique style, while supporting a responsible and sustainable business.
Octavia Yang is founded by Octavia Xiaozi Yang. She moved to London in 2010 and graduated from London College of Fashion before working at Dior and Alexander McQueen in London and Swarovski in Austria. She is known for modernising Chinese culture into contemporary jewellery design. Inspiration for her distinctive style is derived from an passion for Art Deco, contemporary art and Asian culture along with an attractive, elegant and forward-thinking vision. She won the prestigious SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Jewelry Award of International Talent Support in 2012 and has designed a showpiece for Swarovski which combines her ‘Joinery in Jewels’ design style with Swarovski elements. She launched her ‘Kou’ collection in 2014, sponsored by Swarovski Element. Her pieces have featured in press worldwide including Vogue, Elle, Grazia and China Daily and her collections have been exhibited across the globe.