Charlotte Valkeniers began her training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp but her love for England's people, art and fashion drew her to continue her studies on the other side of the English Channel, acquiring her Masters degree at London College of Fashion.  Her AW12 graduate collection enjoyed much acclaim from magazines such as Papercut, Glamour and Idol. From AW13, Valkeniers launched a diffusion line 'V by Valkeniers', with a bold and powerful combination of metalwork and Swarovski elements featuring strongly in this collection.