DESIGNER NAME: Yunus Marc Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom
BACKGROUND: Yunus is from North London and is half Turkish. Eliza is half French and from Oxford. Both designers have a background in art. Yunus studied Art and Design at Kingsway & Westminster followed by a master apprenticeship at The Crucible Foundry. He then worked as a freelance sculptor. Before setting up the label together, Eliza studied History, followed by portrait sculpture at The Heatherley School of Fine Art and was a fine artist. Neither has been trained as a jeweller.
SIGNATURES: “Instantly recognisable, Yunus & Eliza collections are at once mythological and futuristic, evoking a tough and rebellious beauty, with a distinctly British air of nostalgia and fantasy.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Goddess pendant, SkyScraper ring and Rebel cuff.”
IDEAL CLIENT: “Anyone who is drawn to the romantic, sumptuous and fantastical.”