Egyptian designer Suzanne El Masry is on of the design icons in the field of jewelry. Her works are collectibles in many museums around the world.
Moreover, she has held many exhibitions in Arab and European fashion capitals, which have received high praise.
She does not acknowledge the vicissitudes of fashion and instead in a league of her own, inviting women to reflect and be an optimist with her style.
The designer has unveiled her latest Jewelry collection, at El Qahera Gallery in Zamalek district.
The new collection is characterized by its diversity, which was inspired by pharaonic designs, Nubian Heritage, and the designer’s love for nature, especially roses.
It can be worn through different types of fashion styles and seasons such as the jewelry piece that combines the peculiarity of design, fine art, and high quality.
El Masry’s new collection also included a variety of accessories including collars, earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces.
She used non-traditional materials for the new collection as we find copper, silver or bronze with enamel coatings in several pieces, while other designs feature natural stones with their exquisite colors and shapes and colorful silk threads glittered with gold and silver.
*Breaking from Balance
The Egyptian designer addressed the secret behind the various designs in the new collection, stating that the most noticeable is high fashion sophisticated hot mess, for example, some necklaces have a stone flower shape or pearls and on the other side is a different shaped rose.
* New colors and styles
“New styles were used in this collection, including, stone jewelry coating or the polishing method, which gave it a smooth feeling,” she added.
El Masry blended many stones and enamel, where some of the designs were based on enamel coatings only.
The collection includes a variety of bright colors such as turquoise, dark red, green, black, blue, as well as soft and dark colors.
It also featured stones such as turquoise, onyx, sapphire, granite, Amethyst, and pearls.
“The reason I treat every design as an independent work of art is that I take into account the harmony and practicality; this diversity allows women to choose what is suitable for them,” she revealed.
*Sources of inspiration
As for the sources that inspired this collection, she affirmed that everything she sees and touches her can be an idea for a design, which may generate a series of ideas.
“When designing I make adjustments that I find it adding more beauty to the design,” she added.
She revealed that plants and flowers continue to inspire her with “endless ideas”, as well as ancient civilizations such as Pharaonic, Assyrian and Chinese dominate her thoughts.
The designer continued: “Because I am proud of being an Arab and an Egyptian, I find myself feeling nostalgic constantly to showcase the features of our cultural heritage, which sometimes imposes me to use Authentic pieces of known Sinai Etamine fabric,”
“In some pieces, I find that the design is suitable for putting some metal pieces that resemble old coins or pieces of tulle or silk to gain modernization and appropriate artistic appeal.”
Contributed by Yara Sameh