Born in the countryside in Nottingham, Rhian set her sights on London at a young age and made the decision to move down following a love of Fashion and Art. She attended Central Saint Martins and completed a BA Hons in Textile Design, specialising in print in 2004.
After working in Paris whilst completing her degree, Rhian joined the Beyond The Valley design collective and decided to shift her talents from textiles to designing a bespoke leather accessories collection. It was from this platform that she began working with brands such as Paul Smith, Samsonite Black Label, All Saints, Reiss and Aquascutum as a Luxury Accessories Designer.
Rhian’s love of surface design and texture has always informed her daily design process, whether it be through material choices or collecting research from vintage fairs. One of Rhian’s strongest design attributes is her artistic colour sensibility, which allows her to expand her quintessential English style into every product she designs.
Rhian has been priviledged to work with some of the Industry’s top factories in Italy, Spain and the Far East within the following product areas of: Bags, Luggage, SLG’s, Belts, Soft Accessories, Jewellery & Footwear.
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Rhian has recently collaborated with her partner, Martin Holmes, to provide a Luxury Accessory Design, Sourcing and Development consultancy, which pulls on over 25 years of combined experience within Accessories.
For information please contact: Martin Holmes +44 (0)7703 333043 / firstname.lastname@example.org