The foundation of the Bill Skinner brand is firmly rooted in Bill’s own appreciation for creativity, craftpersonship and quality. Bill explored his creativity at Sir John Cass College of Art, followed by a number of developmental stints at companies in London’s Hatton Garden area. His talents were soon recognised, earning him a reputation as a rising craftsman. He became the go-to freelancer designer for revered brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Asprey and Garrards. In the 1980’s, Bill worked with Butler & Wilson and Vivienne Westwood, two invaluable experiences that forged relationships with the fashion and costume jewellery industries.
As his success grew to worldwide critical acclaim he won a number of royal commissions and noteworthy projects spanning three decades. Years later in January 2012, Bill launched his namesake brand with an eponymous collection of remarkably charismatic and distinct costume jewellery. This exquisite first season was met with international praise, reinforcing that the unconventional and interesting are often the most beautiful and admired.