Designer Vicki Sarge combines three decades of innovation and inspiration in fashion jewellery. As an original founder of the jewellers Erickson Beamon, Sarge’s artistry has been celebrated by designers and collectors the world over.
We chat to the London-based designer about bringing her creative vision to life, celebrity fans and her new bedazzling collection for The Conran Shop.
What kick-started your career in jewellery design?
I started in the jewellery business as I could not find any jewellery to accessorise my friends’ fashion show. Since then, I have continued mainly focusing as a fashion brand with fashion being our strongest relationship.
Tell us about your first collection at The Conran Shop?
I feel the collection is a perfect mix of design and fashion. Using a combination of Swarovski crystals and plated base metals. The collection is strong, sleek and a bit rock and roll.
Why do you think you are so drawn to bold, colourful designs?
Colour is always an inspiration for me – it is the starting point for many of designs and ideas.
It’s been an exciting year for VICKISARGE – what have been your highlights?
The shop relaunch has been very exciting and designing collaborations with Mario Testino, Erdem, Tim Walker and Sam McKnight have all been a joy. Seeing that I have the support from so many friends in the business has also been amazing.
How does it feel to have people like Kate Moss, Beyoncé and Lana Del Ray wear your designs?
I love the fun you can have working with amazing artists and models but I really also enjoy when we have a customer whose day is made a little bit better just by wearing one of our pieces. We get these compliments quite a lot.
VICKISARGE for The Conran Shop is available in store and online now.