Who started it? Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tom Binns received a degree in jewellery design from Middlesex Poly-technic in Britain in 1981. He began his career in jewellery inspired by the Dada movement and themes of irrationality and anarchy. Binns came under the fashion spotlight when he began what would become a long-term collaboration with Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, creating the Punk Couture collection of jewellery. He founded his company in 2004, adding more affordable and costume pieces to his repertoire. He has been named accessory designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards and by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Binns produces unique couture pieces, along with additional ranges such as the Dumont, Faux Real, Rokoco, Modern Classic, Tough Chic and Classic collections. Why we love it: Binns is known for his non-conformist approach to jewellery, mixing elegance with anarchy. His quirky, irreverent pieces are instilled with a punk spirit and materials range from anything to every-thing, including precious and non-precious stones, rhinestones, sea glass and reconstructed vintage costume jewellery. Popular styles include his layered diamante and pearl necklaces, skull rings (he was doing them before anyone else) and intricate cuffs. What we'd pick: the reconstructed vintage diamante necklace featuring fluorescent yellow rhinestones (right; HK$5,900). Where can you get it? Tom Binns is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388.