Picture of Mizuki Tochigi working in the jewellery workshop

Congratulation to Mizuki Tochigi our 2019-2020 Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships recipient.

LVMH and Central Saint Martins have enjoyed a close relationship over many years, strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the three original Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships, and sponsorship of the LVMH Lecture Theatre, a versatile space hosting a wide range of thought provoking events and lectures.

Over the years CSM LVMH collaborative projects have resulted in design proposals for a number of Maisons, including sustainability and innovation projects across all CSM disciplines.

Find out more about Mizuki’s work here

Logo of Bright Young Gems

Congratulations to Isla Gilham, Eloise Kramer and Wen-Ju Tseng as the winners of IJL’s Bright Young Gems for 2019.

Now in its fifteenth year, IJL’s illustrious Bright Young Gems project selects talented designers who are recent graduates or current students of jewellery schools in the UK. These star designers of the future get the unique opportunity to exhibit their work at IJL, a premier jewellery industry show, as well as benefit from dedicated mentoring from jewellery experts before and during the event.

See the full article here


Picture of Diane Jung receiving the award

Picture of Diane Jung's winning work

Congratulation to Diane Jung for winning the Annoushka Outstanding Graduate Award 2019, presented by Annoushka Ducas.

Diana’s collection reflects her interest in the texture, smell and symbolism of laundry. She recalls the sight of a pillowcase on a washing line – an intimate possession, exposed to onlookers as it dries.

Picture of Jing Jiang receiving the award from Annoushka

A picture of Jing Jiang's work

Congratulation to Jing Jiang for winning second prize the Annoushka Outstanding Graduate Award 2019, presented by Annoushka Ducas.





Danqi Zhao receiving the award from Margarita Wood

Danqi Zhao's work

Congratulation to Danqi Zhao for winning the Brian Wood Memorial Medal, presented by Margarita Wood.


Danqi’s collection draws on her training in Chinese painting. She wants to remind us of the value of traditional techniques. For instance, the dents that she makes in enamel simulate the effects achieved by brushstrokes on rice paper. The white enamel resembles porcelain, but the unpredictable quality of the metal produces areas on the brooch that are faded or burned.


JunTao Asa Ouyang receiving the award for the best use of pearls

picture of JunTao Asa Ouyang's work

Congratulation to JunTao Asa Ouyang for winning the Best Use of Pearls Award. Asa’s collection subversively fuses traditional Chinese Lacquer work with 21st century dependence on technology. A painstaking approach to craft that runs counter to digital culture underpins an aesthetic which reflects the philosophy of science fiction films such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell.

Lacquered screens in mother of pearl become spectacles that obscure reality: their function is turned on its head, while peals appear nestled safely in ears, referencing the emergence of wireless devices and high-tech design aesthetics.

Picture of Xuan Ma receiving the Autor Contemporary Jewellery Award


Congratulation to Xuan Ma for winning the Autor Contemporary Jewellery Award 2019. Xuan’s collection offers a perspective on the ways in which the human body becomes the medium of contemporary jewellery design. By using metal as a reflective surface, she creates experimental patterns as a means to explore the beauty of the human figure. The simple pieces of metal are arranged in geometric patterns that contrast to the diverse forms of our body parts. They make visible bits of our anatomy that are normally unseen. In the process, the human form becomes a precious repository of Xuan’s highly individual vision of beauty.