Anna Alicia took a round-about route to accessory design, via a degree in Art History at the University of Kent and an MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins, London. Her background in Art History and her practice as an artist play a huge role in inspiring her collections, as do the travels of her childhood, and the buzz of living and working in London. Alongside these influences, Anna Alicia also explores a fascination with historical craft (from Victorian Lace Collars to 1970s macramé!) and particularly Japanese craft and design.
Ethical and environmental concerns are central her collections – all A Alicia accessories are made by hand in Anna Alicia’s London studio, using fairtrade organic cotton and vintage elements wherever possible. Far from finding it restrictive, Anna Alicia feels that working with limited materials inspires her to make the most of their possibilities.