Statement jewelry. I dress in black, as I usually feel too dressed up otherwise. Black makes me feel relaxed, but I love having that one pieces of jewelry that just makes the whole outfit stand out. It’s effortless.
Also blogging—it’s not exactly something new, but this craze is definitely just the beginning. Soon there won’t be space for editors and celebrities on the front rows of fashion shows anymore.
Who is your favorite accessories designer?
Maria Francesca Pepe. She’s making the accessories I dream of making. I’m extremely picky with jewelry, but I would wear hers any day.
What’s the best thing about London as a young designer working in this city?
The support. No other city has such great support in place for up-and-coming designers. Elsewhere you’re met with hesitation and doubt by press and buyers, but in London they welcome you or even praise you for being young and new.
Born in Sweden, Fannie Schiavoni moved to London when she was 18 to study tailoring. She later progressed to the BA Fashion Design Technology course at London College of Fashion and did a number of internships alongside her studies for designers such as Hussein Chalayan, Giles Deacon and Julien Macdonald. Her background in tailoring has bred a passion for handcraft and attention to detail, which is reflected in the accessories pieces she constructs by hand in her London studio. Renowned for her original signature chain accessories, Schiavoni focuses on durable, hard wearing materials and distinctive designs, while her Scandinavian background brings a love for anything clean and structural. She works with muted colors to keep the focus on the shape and design of her pieces.