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Kirsty Ward graduated in 2008, with a distinction, from the prestigious Womenswear MA degree at Central Saint Martins' College of Art and Design. Immediately after her graduate show, Ward was snapped up by Alberta Ferretti to design for her in Italy. After a year and a half honing her craft with Ferretti, Ward launched her eponymous label with a Spring/Summer 2011 collection during London Fashion Week.
With a natural talent for fashion Kirsty Ward's designs have attracted interest and commissions from a variety of fashion heavy weights. Last season Ward was asked by London Fashion Week debutant David Longshaw to design a jewellery line for his AW10 catwalk collection. The collaboration, which led to Ward being selected as a finalist in ITS#9, also resulted in worldwide positive press and praise for her jewellery, which often juxtaposes masculine and feminine aesthetics with beads, Swarovski crystals, fine silks and plumbing all artfully strung together to create beautiful, playfully arresting pieces.
"I like to make pieces that the wearer will love, with thought going into every last detail. I also love to mix jewellery with clothing - blurring the line where one stops and the other starts."