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.