Q. MFP has led the way in blurring the boundaries between jewellery and clothing, how did you come to the concept of Jewellery-Wear?  

A. I see myself as a versatile designer and I have conceived my brand under that concept. MFP is jewellery-wear, which means that accessories become the starting point to create a look. I find this a subversive attitude towards fashion, still strongly contemporary and pop.

I believe in changing the perspective in life and art, with an ‘Inside-Out’ approach forming the leit-motif of my collections.

Gaga in MFP SS11   

MFP Jewellery-Wear Chain Dress out on the town…

Q. The gothic fairytale of your AW11 collection was named after Fortuna, a Roman goddess with the power over man’s fate.  How did she inspire the statement headpieces of the collection?

A. I believe we make our own ‘fortuna’ and I wanted to make mine.

I conceive jewellery as amulets that bring good luck and memories. In this way I want MFP customers to treasure what they buy. I don’t believe in consuming goods, but in living them and making them our own, filled with our energy. 

I often look at the ancient tribal cultures and rituals and I am inspired by fetishism, pop culture and religious aesthetic.

Q. Lady Gaga is obviously a huge fan of your designs and was recently spotted in London wearing AW11’s Fauno headpiece.  Tell us all about dressing Gaga!

A. That’s the funniest part of my job when you meet someone like her. She can wear absolutely anything fearlessly and make it work, she’s a master of that. Her stylists Nicola Formichetti and Anna Trevelyan are geniuses. They have perfectly translated her uber-pop outrageous appeal into high fashion.

I have just created some bespoke pieces for Gaga and it’s been an exciting journey I want to repeat.

From left: MFP’s A/W 2011 Fauno headpiece, MFP bespoke piece and MFP Chain Trousers

Q. Your star-studded following doesn’t stop with Gaga – Rihanna, Cheryl Cole, SJP, Theda BaraSienna Miller and Beth Ditto to name but a few. Living or dea d, which celebrity would you most like to see wearing your designs?

 A. Theda Bara, the silent film star and original sex symbol. She’s THE femme fatal and my everlasting inspiration. I think I even look a bit like her…!

I would also like to put a hat on the Duchess of Cambridge sooner or later!

Q. Finally (we have to ask), can you give us a sneak preview of what’s inspiring you for SS12?

A. Poison potions, the power of crystals and stones, Egyptian goddesses and crowns.


The Challenge: Take the Sara Berman Studded Stevie bucket bag and style it for a British Summer…

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Look Six (Rainy Day!)

Model: Rebecca Dove


Where it all started: Two original design sketches for the Studded Stevie from Spring/Summer 2011…

The Bag

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What are you inspired by?

Ettinger leather goods are timeless classics designed with unique English flair.

What are your design signatures?

Beyond the superb quality of production, Ettinger stands out for its simple but bold colour combinations, notably its signature “London Tan” panel hide, with its bright golden hue, especially popular on our wallets.

How would you describe the Ettinger man?

Timelessly elegant, appreciates quality, traditional in outlook whilst dabbling with fashion… Enjoys going off the beaten path.


What are you inspired by?

Inspired by everything from film to art, literature to architecture, product and furniture, world travel and culture, people that I meet day to day – the list is so endless. Of course most importantly – MUSIC.

Recent projects have included an installation at Dover Street Market, an exclusive erotic collection for the luxury sex emporium Coco de Mer, a show-stopping catwalk piece for Swarovski Runway Rocks and a limited edition shoe heel for iconic London shoe designer Georgina Goodman.

What are your design signatures?

Hannah Martin creates luxurious and decadent collections described as ‘jewellery for men, that girlfriends will steal’. Sharp bold shapes, specific combinations of precious stones and metal, overall I would say sculptural elegance and masculine detail.

How would you describe the Hannah Martin man/woman?

Hot. Of course. We have clients from so many walks of life – so it’s hard to be specific. I would say however that our client is someone who appreciates good design, high level of craftsmanship, British manufacture, and an item that has a story.


What is your inspiration?

The Bamford Collection combines design integrity and originality with traditional craftsmanship. Handmade in England and in Italy from natural materials, our aim is to make a trans-seasonal collection of quiet modern luxury for a dynamic lifestyle and travel and to achieve sophistication through simplicity. Every piece is created with the utmost respect for the environment.

What are your design signatures?

Hand made double face cashmere from Italy. Cashmere knitwear developed in Scotland Khadi pieces for quiet reflection made in India. A subtle colour palette based around tones of charcoal, taupe, oyster and ivory.

How would you describe the Bamford woman?

Embraces life, cosmopolitan, curious, self-assured, shops the collections but turns to Bamford for specialised, stealthy, beautiful staples in subtle shades and simple, versatile shapes.