Erin O’Connor Selects – Guest Curator Announced

June 9, 2016

Erin O’Connor Selects – The British supermodel chooses her favourite designer fine jewellery and contemporary silver from Goldsmiths’ Fair.

Erin O’Connor, the distinctive Modigliani-esque British supermodel, whose swanlike grace, elegance and strong work ethic have catapulted her to the top of the international modelling scene, is Guest Curator for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016. As such, she has selected 22 personal highlights from this year’s exhibitors for the Erin O’Connor Selects special showcase. Goldsmith’s Fair, the UK’s premier exhibition of fine designer jewellery and contemporary silver, takes place at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London from 27 September – 9 October 2016.

O’Connor said: “My selection reflects my personal style. It’s made up of jewellery I’d happily wear on a variety of occasions and contemporary silver I’d proudly display at home. I love the high degree of craftsmanship in each piece. I was looking out for exciting up-and-coming talent as well as the more established. I’m attracted to modern and bold statement pieces that are nevertheless accessible. Luckily I was spoilt for choice!”

Goldsmiths’ Fair Director David Mills commented: “As one of the world’s most established and timeless supermodels who has made catwalk appearances for top designers – from McQueen and Westwood to Valentino and Yamamoto – Erin O’Connor is herself a true fashion icon who brings an exacting eye to the role of Guest Curator. We are thrilled that she is collaborating with the Fair as she is knowledgeable about jewellery in the context of fashion and shows a natural instinct for contemporary silver in tune with modern interiors.”

Since 2014, Goldsmiths’ Fair has featured an illustrious figure in the creative industries in the role of Guest Curator. Zaha Hadid was Guest Curator in 2014 and Julia Peyton-Jones in 2015. Below are two pieces from Erin’s selection, the full selection will be revealed in the lead up to the Fair.

See Erin’s full selection here.


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