Anya Hindmarch MBE founded her business in London in 1987 and has since grown into a global brand that has over 40 stores – including flagships in New York, London and Tokyo – and is stocked in many of the world’s best retail stores, from Barney’s in New York to BoonTheShop in Korea.
The first accessories designer to hold an on-schedule London Fashion Week show, Anya Hindmarch shows have become renowned for their creativity and wit. Recent highlights include models floating weightlessly over the catwalk, a 120-strong male choir, a giant mirrored kaleidoscopic set and models walking within an artful, moving Rubik’s cube.
A passionate advocate of British design and arts, Anya is also a UK Trade Ambassador, a Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and a trustee of both the Royal Academy of Arts and the Design Museum. In 2009 she was awarded an MBE in recognition of her contribution to the British fashion industry and has received two prestigious Accessory Designer of the Year awards: a British Fashion Award and the Glamour Women of the Year award.