Jewellery Designer & Sculptor
Jordan Askill is a New York based jewellery designer and sculptor, who maintains a prolific career as one of the worlds most preeminent young multi-platform design talents. Jordan is the 2015 British Fashion Award Winner for Emerging Accessory Design, and the first jewellery designer to win a British Fashion Award in over 5 years. In 2016 Jordan was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and in 2017 was selected as one of the 10 finalists of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.
Jordan was born, raised, and educated in Sydney, Australia. In 2000, he travelled to London where he was an intern with the late Alexander McQueen. Upon his return to Sydney, Jordan became lead designer for Australian cult denim brand Ksubi and was the guest costume designer for the Sydney Dance Company for 2 years. In 2004, Jordan was invited to join the design team at Dior Homme in Paris under Hedi Slimane. Following four years at Dior Homme, he moved to London to develop his namesake jewellery brand.
Jordan launched his collection at London Fashion Week in 2010. The conceptual and sculptural approach received immediate critical and commercial acclaim. He won numerous awards including an Elle Style Award and two British Fashion Award nominations. Jordan was also involved with the British Fashion Council’s prestigious LONDON show ROOMS, NEWGEN and Rock Vault programming, as well as Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East. Following the Rock Vault, Jordan was invited by Stephen Webster to show at Couture Luxury Jewellery Fair in Las Vegas. In 2013, Jordan relocated his life and business to New York City. His collection has been present worldwide at top stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Colette, Dover Street Market, Liberty, Moda Operandi, and Opening Ceremony. Jordan has worked with a number of leading art, design, and fashion brands, both through collaborations and private label work, including The Askill Collection, Danish design house Georg Jensen’s first jewellery collaboration in 15 years, as well as Gemfields, Meadham Kirchhoff, The International Palladium Board, Topshop, Dion Lee, Le Specs, Venti and Swarovski. Jordan has been invited to the Inhorgenta International Jewellery Fair in Munich, three times to be a guest speaker and has also been invited to be a guest judge assessing the jewellery graduates at Central St Martin’s college.
Jordan's other passion is creating sculptures, which accompany his jewellery collections. The sculptures, also created via 3D printing, have resulted in objects that are at once organic in shape and archetypal, yet with their foundations firmly planted in the 21st Century. These sculptures have been internationally recognized, and in 2014 resulted in an invitation to exhibit at the Museum of London, following which the sculptures were also presented in exhibitions at St Louis Chess Museum and Miami Contemporary Art Museum.
Jordan also collaborates frequently with his brothers Daniel and Lorin Askill, art directing and developing short films and video installations.