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The idea for the line began with his love for vintage stones. “My grandmother would go to Clignancourt in the early ’90s to buy furniture,” he says. “Every time I’d go with her I’d bring back a few pieces of jet.” Having been trained in embroidery as a teen while apprenticing with a tailor in Bali, where he grew up, he incorporated beadwork first into his clothing at the Royal Academy, then his jewelry.