Boutique Designer Jewellery & Fashion Accessories by Elke Kramer
Australian Fashion Review was lucky enough to pull aside Elke Kramer for a few quick words about her namesake boutique jewellery label. Elke is highly regarded as one of Australia’s most talented fashion accessories designers.
To see jewellery and accessories collections by Elke Kramer click here –> Elke jewellery
Q1) Please introduce yourself Elke and tell us a little about you background?
I [Elke Kramer] am a jewelery designer based in Sydney. i studied design at COFA art school where i trained in graphics, textiles, jewelery and ceramics. i felt i got a good all round hands on training.
Q2) When and how did the Elke Kramer label begin?
My label elke jewelery has been growing since 2004 roughly. i was working as a graphic designer after studying and just naturally fell into creating jewelery which was heavily influenced by the graphic work i was also creating at the time.
Q3) What do you hope to accomplish with the Elke Kramer Jewellery? What is the dream!?
The label has grown a lot of the past 2 years, and i have now been stocked in some really great stores locally and overseas, so i would really just love to grow the label in a way that i can remain to have stockists that support and understand my work. gaining more international following and recognition is also important to accomplish moving forward.
I guess that dream would be able to travel more with work, and be able to focus solely on technical development and designing , which often gets pushed to the side when running a small business.
Q4) Who are your favourite fashion designers and what about them inspires you? What else inspires you?
Rodarte, those sisters do amazing work, it is is conceptual and art based which is inspiring. lots of different things inspire me. i like to look at photography for inspiration,recently ive discovered the work of jeff bark, quite lovely.
Q5) If you could pick someone famous that best represents your labels style, who would it be? Alternatively, what famous person/s would you want wearing your label?
I love Catherine Baba, i don’t think she could be called famous outside of the fashion world,she is a stylist who you see riding around paris in her high heels and arm fulls of bangles.
I also love Anna Piaggi, editor of italian vogue.
Q6) Complete the following sentence: Our fashion label is unique because?
It doesn’t follow any trends, and has a mind of its own. it celebrates being individual and bold!