Karen Morrison is a London based designer/maker who produces
stylish jewellery that marries sophisticated glamour with
Karen first studied Fashion Design in Glasgow, her hometown,
then moved to London where she worked as a Fashion Model
for many years. After studying Jewellery, Art and Design
she then worked with designers such as Reema Pachachi, EC
One and Kate Dumbleton. With the knowledge and inspiration
Karen gained from this experience she decided to design
her own collections.
She now designs two or three collections a season gathering
inspiration from the catwalk and everyday life. Each colourful piece
is handmade in her London studio, using beautiful precious
and semi-precious gemstones, rough cut diamonds, freshwater
pearls and occasional pieces of swarovski crystal, blended
with sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised silver and 22ct
Karen is inspired by the natural environment and has a life-long
passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage. She
is also influenced by photography, architecture,
film, music, the Art Deco period and by artists such as
Tamara de Lempicka, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Kandinsky.
In September 2012 Karen designed and made a jewellery collection for Topshop, which was used for their Unique spring/summer 2013 catwalk show. Also in May 2009, Karen was nominated for the Scottish Fashion
Awards for jewellery/accessory designer of the year.