To get to accessories designer Oliver Ruuger's studio we had to venture across the river to an old biscuit factory, through endless rabbit warren corridors of this curious warehouse space, till we reached a nondescript door.
On entering we stepped into a little studio, sparsely furnished, humming with the sound of machinery. It's here that the designer, together with his assistant are making the kind of accessories that you'd imagine eccentric characters of a Dickens novel brandishing or the most avant-garde fashionista carrying. His twisting umbrellas with hair tails and rubber spiked, studded briefcases blur the boundaries of art and fashion, sculpture and product.
The Kingston University and London College of Fashion graduate landed the 'Accessories Collection of the Year' in July 2011 from ITS#10 and has been heralded by Selfridges as one of their 'Bright Young Things'.
We met Ruuger to find out more about his fascinating work.