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New York, September 2014

We were very pleased to return home to England to the tail end of a beautiful Indian Summer here at Jianhui London HQ after a highly enjoyable stay in New York for Atelier Designers and EDIT. It was a real treat to meet such a large number of our current friends and expand our international reach with some new ones too in the form of Harvey Nichols, Dubai and So’Salt, South Korea.

Take a behind the scenes peek at some of the lovely people we met in New York on our Facebook page.

Hotly tipped fashion designer Jianhui premieres eco conscious range

Fashion and design innovator Jianhui will take the spotlight in Paris next month with the release of his latest collection, the Next Pashmina.

Showing at the annual Who’s Next Fashion Show between 6 – 9 July, the collection is ready to cement Jianhui’s stance as a forward-thinking design advocate. Fusing bold, graphic geometrical shapes, vibrant Pantone hues and fluid movement, the range is a must for any fashion enthusiast who wants to make a statement. Founded on the back of his hugely popular first collection, the Next Pashmina is as much project as collection and will include a fashion-forward edit of ready-to-wear dresses, overcoats and vests as well as the designer’s signature scarf-necklace hybrid accessory.

Crafted entirely from wooden cubic beads, the look of Jianhui’s range is progressive and at the same time, holds an air of timeless style. Each wooden bead is shaped and polished to perfection before being woven into shape. The result is a breathtaking statement piece that has the flair of a true luxury fashion piece coupled with the integrity of an eco-conscious ethos.

Pulling on his cultural roots in China, Jianhui sources materials like surplus wood from furniture companies there to help keep wastage of natural resources to a minimum. The designer also makes the most of his sourcing trips to China by helping to educate the factories’ employees on eco matters, most of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Jianhui’s innate flair for bringing green credentials and serious design aesthetics together have helped him to garner interest and accolades in the world of high fashion. Having been invited by the President of Lisbon Fashion Week to show his eye-catching collection, the range received critical acclaim as a “classic example of a practical accessory with an artistic twist”. Jianhui has gone on to exhibit his pieces all over the world in many a prestigious arena, such as The Museum Of Modern Art in Manhattan, New York and London’s fashion’s favourite, The V&A Museum.

Jianhui says, “I would say that the Next Pashmina is more of a project than a collection. The work that has gone into sourcing the materials for it has given me even more drive to continue to make pieces with real thought behind them – both from a fashion perspective and a green standpoint.”

For more information on the range and Jianhui, visit www.jianhui.co.uk. The range is available in Jianhui London’s first retail outlet and showroom in Southbank, London.

British Designer Leads International Fashion Trend – Introducing Rope.

Jianhui London’s rope collection has become the talk of the International fashion world.

After seeing huge success with The Next Pashmina-Wood, British designer Jianhui London once again leads a new fashion trend with the introduction of his rope collection.

He has just returned from Premiere Classe, one of the World’s most famous fashion shows – where his new collection was the talk of the entire event.

The buzz culminated in Jianhui stealing the covers of both Fashion Daily and Trend Forecast magazine.

The Next Pashmina - RopeThe fashion and design guru explains more:

“I always knew that the world would be excited by rope. I took my collections to the show with an eager spirit and was amazed at the results. It turns out that rope is set to become the next fashion trend, with me leading it!” he says.

Jianhui has two collections of rope available. The first is called ‘Rope’ – a cotton rope which looks particularly good on Men. The second, known as ‘The Next Pashmina-Yangmao’ (Yangmao being the Chinese word for sheep fur) is 99% wool and 1% silk. This can be wrapped as a scarf or used in a myriad of other creative ways.

Colours are important to Jianhui. Hence, each collection is available to suit all visual tastes. The Yangmao range comes in a choice of black, chocolate, purple, navy, grey. Rope is available in green, black or grey.

As Jianhui attests, the craftsmanship is world-class:

“Each woolen tube is hand finished and environmentally friendly dyed with the finest of care. We’re following the same practices as we did with our previous collection, The Next Pashmina-Wood, which also took the fashion world by storm” he adds.

The previous collection certainly was popular. Made from tiny pieces of wood yard’s surplus materials, The Next Pashmina is already gracing some of the world’s most elegant shoulders.

Jianhui Yan - front cover of Fashion Daily

Jianhui London takes on Lisbon

Independent jewellery designer, Jianhui Yan, was invited this October by the British Council and British Embassy/UKTI Portugal to showcase his “Next Pashmina” collection at ModaLisboa as part of Lisbon Fashion Week [6 –9 October 2011]. Jianhui Yan was the ONLY British representative at one of the worlds most up and coming fashion weeks and carried the flame in Lisbon for independent jewellers around the UK.

Proudly supporting Portuguese talent for it’s 20th year, ModaLisboa only dipped twice into the sea of international talent and experience, picking Brit designer, Jianhui Yan and Polish Dawid Tomaszewski as guest designers amongst a fiercely talented Portuguese crowd including Alexandra Moura, Ana Salazar, Ricardo Preto, Saymyname, Vitor, White Tent and Maria Gambina.

Jianhui London was honoured at the week by President of ModaLisboa, Eduarda Abbondanza, who singled out Jianhui Yan as ‘one of Britain’s most talented designers’.  Eduarda isn’t the only one dazzled by Jianhui London’s collections. The Next Pashmina collection in particular, with its striking style, bold colours and sustainably sourced materials, has caught the imagination of the people around the world with strong sales on both sides of the Atlantic.

Find out more about the ‘Next Pashmina’ collection

See a video made by the British Embassy about Jianhui and his work.

Flavour your wardrobe this summer

In keeping with current trends, Harper’s Bazaar is featuring a signature ‘Picnic at Jianhui London’ piece, the ‘Yellow Banana Necklace’, in its online shopping section.

From S/S Dior and Stella McCartney to A/W Victoria Beckham and Givenchy, yellow has been one of the biggest transitional trends. Whether you are braving bold fluro-tones, channelling exotic citruses or favouring a retro mustard, brighten up your mood and your wardrobe with a splash of yellow.

Why not flavour your wardrobe this summer with a ‘Picnic at Jianhui London’ jewellery piece? With an array of savoury and fruity favourites, including watermelons, bananas and sweetcorns, there is truely something to suit all tastes. 

Picnic at Jianhui London jewellery is available from our Jianhui London retail store, the Fashion and Textiles Museum and the Elizabeth Galton Studio.

Puurrrfect for the Catwalk…

Jianhui London has been shortlisted in the ’Catwalk Jewels of the Year’ category by the prestigious UK Jewellery Awards in recognition of a fantastic year where Jianhui London jewellery has graced catwalks from Paris to London. Find out more about the UK Jewellery Awards.

Jianhui London Opens First Retail Outlet in Gabriel’s Wharf, South Bank

London April 2011 – Jianhui London, creator of artistic and unique jewellery, has opened its first retail outlet in Gabriel’s Wharf, South Bank, London.

Jianhui London - Chelsea RoseJianhui Yan the inspirational designer behind Jianhui London has come a long way since his childhood days in China. Having grown up in a rural village in one of the poorest areas of China, Jianhui (pronounced Janway), which means building a splendid life, was given this name by his mother who hoped that one day her son would achieve great things.

As a child Jianhui would spend his days in the mountains where he became fascinated by the colourful display of bright pink, purple and orange flowers, which were in total contrast to the grey and impoverish life that he led. When he arrived in London he was inspired by the jewellery worn by the Capital’s women and began recreating the beautiful flowers that had once captured his young imagination as elegant pieces of jewellery.

Today Jianhui continues to take his inspiration from nature.

The Monet collection comprises individually designed water lilies that can be worn as avant-garde pieces by women who want to stand out from the crowd or as a single flower for those who prefer a more subtle yet elegant look.

For the woman with many roles – partner, mother, daughter, boss and friend – the Chelsea Rose collection combines the elegance of the English countryside with the glamour of urban life.

The daisy is a delicate flower given as a sign of affection. Jianhui’s Daisy collection subtly brings together clusters of the flowers in sophisticated, timeless pieces.

The Next Pashmina is created by using tiny pieces of reclaimed wood. This lightweight necklace was the star of the show at this year’s Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week.

Jianhui’s new collections can be viewed at his new retail outlet on the South Bank – 16 Gabriel’s Wharf, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP or viewed in his Lookbook or by contacting info@jianhui.co.uk

Cut-outs and high-resolution photographs of the collection are available. The collection is available for call-ins

Journalists bringing this press release to Jianhui London Gabriel’s Wharf outlet will be entitled to 10% off their first purchase in April 2011

Aventure London Rebrands as Jianhui London

London 23 September 2010 – Aventure London the company established by jewellery designer Jianhui Yen 5 years ago has rebranded to Jianhui London to signal a change in direction for the company. In announcing the name change the company also launched 3 high-end fashion collections at the opening party of London Fashion Week.

The Monet collection comprises individually designed water lilies that can be worn as avant-garde pieces by women who want to stand out from the crowd or as a single flower for those who prefer a more subtle and elegant look.   For the woman with many roles – partner, mother, daughter, boss, friend, the Chelsea Rose collection combines the elegance of the English countryside with     the glamour of urban life.   The daisy is a delicate flower given as a sign of affection.  Jianhui’s Daisy collection subtly brings together clusters of the flowers in sophisticated, timeless pieces.    The J by Jianhui diffusion range captures many of the iconic pieces around which Jianhui built his global reputation.

Jianhui takes his inspiration from nature.  Having grown up in a rural village in one of the poorest areas of China, he would spend his days in the mountains where he became fascinated by the wonderful array of bright pink, purple and orange flowers which were a total contrast to the grey and impoverish life he lead.  When he arrived in London and saw the jewellery women were wearing he was inspired to recreate the beautiful flowers that had captured his childhood imagination in elegant pieces of jewellery.

Jianhui’s new collections can be viewed in his Lookbook – www.jianhui.co.uk/lookbook or by contacting info@jianhui.co.uk

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The Recession Boost Sales for Jianhui London at International Jewellery London

London 22 September 2010 – Jianhui London has seen a tremendous boost to the popularity of its designs thanks to the recession.  Exhibiting recently at International Jewellery London (IJL), the company was inundated with requests from fine jewellery outlets asking to stock its products.  Many stockists talked about how the recession meant they had to attract new customers to their shops and felt that the unique jewellery offered by Jianhui London filled an important gap in the market.

The stockists who placed orders with Jianhui London were looking for high-end fashion jewellery that complemented their existing stock but would attract new customers looking for quality pieces of fashion jewellery into their shops. “I design my jewellery to enable women to show off their individual personalities, explains Jianhui Yan, the designer behind the brand.  Women can chose to wear pieces with multiple flowers with multiple strands of crystal beads or a single flower on a single strand. For each piece I choose the finest crystals that are ethically sourced and then hand-made to ensure a high quality product.”

As well as announcing the rebrand of his company from Aventure London, to Jianhui London at IJL, Jianhui launched his high-end Monet, Chelsea Rose and Daisy collections that are now being sought by fine jewellery stockists.

The Monet collection comprises individually designed water lilies that can be worn as avant-garde pieces by women who want to stand out from the crowd or as a single flower for those who prefer a more subtle and elegant look.  For the woman with many roles – partner, mother, daughter, boss, friend, the Chelsea Rose collection combines the elegance of the English countryside with     the glamour of urban life.   The daisy is a delicate flower given as a sign of affection.  Jianhui’s Daisy collection subtly brings together clusters of the flowers in sophisticated, timeless pieces.

Jianhui takes his inspiration from nature.  Having grown up in a rural village in one of the poorest areas of China, he would spend his days in the mountains where he became fascinated by the wonderful array of bright pink, purple and orange flowers which were a total contrast to the grey and impoverish life he lead.  When he arrived in London and saw the jewellery women were wearing he was inspired to recreate the beautiful flowers that had captured his childhood imagination in elegant pieces of jewellery.

Jianhui’s new collections can be viewed in his Lookbook – www.jianhui.co.uk/lookbook or by contacting info@jianhui.co.uk

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