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kirsty is based in LONDON, United Kingdom. She studied at CENTRAL ST MARTINS and graduated in 2008. Her collections are produced in United Kingdom.
Kirsty Ward’s aesthetic celebrates bold cuts, defined structures and powerful embellishment. Originally from Oxfordshire she completed her BA in Womenswear in Manchester before going on to undertake the prestigious MA Womenswear course at Central Saint Martins. It was here that she began to develop her penchant for unconventional structures and an emphasis on form. Graduating with a distinction she was quickly snapped up by Alberta Ferretti to design for her in Italy. After a year and a half honing her craft with Ferretti, Kirsty Ward launched her eponymous label in 2010.
A merging of jewellery and clothing are at the core of Kirsty Ward’s collections. Materials as varied and unexpected as rivets and hinges, often festooned with streams of silk and Swarovski crystals, are layered between luxuriously sheer fabrics. This merging of contrasting yet complementary elements is key to the eclectic nature of Kirsty Ward’s designs.
Ward’s collections have received high praise and plaudits from the most respected of fashion industry leaders. Elle.co.uk named her a ‘Rising Star of 2011’ and Vogue.com announced that she was one of their ‘Designer’s to Watch in 2011’. Selected as one of Selfridges’ Bright Young Things of 2011 Kirsty Ward showcased her debut collection in the store’s window and created limited edition pieces to be sold in store and online. Kirsty was also shortlisted for WGSN's 2011 global fashion awards in the Breakthrough designer category.