A long-standing client, Ashley Pittman has been utilising our creativity, expertise, access to suppliers, production services and design services since their inception in 2008. Together with Ashley Pittman we formed the basis of what is still a highly successful brand sold globally in some of the world's top stores (including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter). Ashley Pittman is endorsed by celebrities including Michelle Obama, Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow. For Ashley, we bridge the gap between the AP aesthetic, the idea and the realisation of a finished piece using the skills of Kenyan artisans.
Signature Necklace For The Stars. Ethically sourced crystals, horn tips and Ethiopian silver formed the basis of the EDUN collar which went into production in 2015 for Ali Hewson's EDUN jewellery line. It was the start of a series of limited edition red carpet pieces that they created which were celebrity endorsed. This particular necklace found itself on the front cover of Vs magazine with Helena Christensen, and on the red carpet at the Oscars worn by Ali herself, while accompanied by her husband Bono.
Raven + Lily
Raven + Lily, the Texas-based clothing, jewellery and homeware brand has been a client for more than six years. We love working with this ethical fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through jobs in design. In close collaboration to their design brief, we have sampled, sourced and produced simple jewellery and homeware from bone and brass. Raven + Lily strive to empower women at risk, and so we have adhered to their wishes on this and trained women either previously homeless or in oppressive situations to be able to earn a living so that they can support themselves and their families.
Holland & Holland
The historic British brand of gunmakers commissioned the Penny Winter Studio to design and create a bespoke collection of horn and bronze jewellery to a brief, to enhance and help sell a particular apparel collection. The pieces were sold exclusively at their flagship store in Bond Street, London.
Gemstone commissioned Penny Winter Studio to collaborate with them on a fabulous opportunity to showcase a fantasy piece to a global market together with the worlds leading designers. The show opened at a celebrity studded gala event and toured the world, culminating at New York Couture Week.
African Inspired Socially Responsible Clothing. Penny Winter Studios founded New York high end fashion line SUNO together with Max Osterweis. Founded after the 2007 post election violence that rocked Kenya, the company was set up to help improve African lives in the name of fashion. The brand made its name using recycled Kenyan kanga fabrics in many of its pieces. Our studio facilitated the production and most of the pattern drafting. The brand was featured in TIME magazine and sold in Barneys and Liberty in the USA.