Jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She began making jewellery as a child in a small workshop built for her to explore her passion by her alternative-bohemian school. Sophie studied fine jewellery design at the royal college of art in London, and trained with master-jewellers in Copenhagen.
Encouraged by fashion insiders she founded her label in 2011. At her studio within a converted schoolhouse in Copenhagen jewellery is made by hand using centuries-old goldsmith techniques.
Sophie’s love of storytelling is inherited, passed down through generations, beginning with her great-great-great grandfather who was the celebrated astronomer Tycho Brahe.
Each new collection begins with Sophie creating a universe, immersing herself in a world, whether that’s ancient Egypt, constellations or japanese mythology. Her references often come from the night sky.
Sophie’s first hit was the croissant de lune; a single earring consisting of a row of graduating diamonds delicately emphasising the line of the ear. Her take on the classic diamond earring signalled Sophie’s understanding of what women want to wear, and her talent for finding new ways of thinking about jewellery. An instant classic, the earring has become her signature.
In 2016, she collaborated with Sacai creative director Chitose Abe, on a small collection inspired by Sophie’s iconic styles: the croissant de lune and the ellipse earrings.