Kazushige Miyake(Japan)

Born In Hyogo Prefecture in 1973. Graduated from the Product Design Department of Tama Art University in 1997. Following this, he relocated to England, where he worked at a design office in London. After returning to Japan in 1999 and gaining further experience at a design office in Tokyo, he went independent in 2005 and established miyake design. He designs a wide range of products ranging from home electrical appliances to furniture and household sundries. He has been a lecturer at Tama Art University since 2010. He has won a number of design awards, including the IF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award and the Good Design Award.

Haruna Morita (Japan)

Haruna Morita (Japan)
Graduated from the Product Design Department (Textile Major) of Tama Art University. After working for a large corporation as a textile designer, Haruna has been working for MUJI since 2008.
She has planned, designed and directed all interior fabric lines of MUJI.
She was awarded the ELLE DECO International Design Award for her Found MUJI "Nihon no Nuno," which she created by visiting different textile areas of Japan. Found MUJI "Sekai no Nuno" will be displayed next year.
She also works as a freelance designer.

Marion Vidal(France)

Following her family tradition, Marion Vidal studied architecture. She attended the Architecture School of Paris Belleville for 6 years and concurrently pursued other artistic activities such as harp, piano, contemporary dance and drawing. Her life seemed dedicated to architecture when she decided to turn her focus to fashion. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp where she graduated in 2003.

Her first creations where based on accessories, combining metallic frameworks and dickeys made of massive ceramic balls.

In 2004 Marion Vidal created her brand.

From 2006 onwards her work focused effectively on accessories.

At the same time she worked with the brands Salviati, Céline, Christofle and Lacoste.

In 2012 Marion has opened his shop in Paris, 13 avenue Trudaine.

In 2011 Marion was awarded the « Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris »

Architectural drawing influences Marion's work, the result of which is a very non-conventional approach of jewellery. Her reference to necklines, dickeys and fineries tends to suggest clothes.

Marion Vidal plays with links (ribbons, cords) and highlights contrasts (strong/delicate, flexible/rigid, mat/shiny, rough/elegant). She matches luxury and elegance with childishness, playfulness and femininity. She catches our senses (softness, sound of the balls clanking together, graphic compositions and colours).

Jenny Ji(China)

Ji Cheng appoints Forward PR to represent her autumn/winter 2012 catwalk show at London Fashion Week. It is the first time that the seasoned award-winning Chinese designer will be showing her collection in Europe.

Recognised as one of China's leading designers and influencers, Ji Cheng's design philosophy blends Chinese chic with modern wit. Her designs feature elements of tradition tempered by intelligence and humour, resulting in a unique signature style.

After training at the Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Ji Cheng worked at Basic Krizia, Missoni Sport and D'A as a designer and visual director.

Ji Cheng founded her eponymous label, La vie by Ji Cheng in 2002, a fashion and lifestyle brand that combines the essence of Chinese sophistication with contemporary tailoring. The brand resonates with the growing population of young, independent women.

Jörg Gessner(Germany)

Jörg Gessner is a 46 years old german artist living in France since 23 years. He began his work in the high fashion industry before switching over to textile design, accessory design and object design. In 2005 he got the cultural government grant « Villa Médicis Hors Les Murs » for a study of japanese papers and traveled 3 month through Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku. He met the papermakers of Echizen and ever since stood in contact with them and developed designs made of japanese paper. He also met several other artisans from Tokyo and Kyoto and made design objects in cooperation with them. Spending some month each year in Japan, he developed his knowledge of japanese traditional crafts and his works lead to cooperations with french luxury industry as well as with architects and galleries.