Lebanese designer Farah Nasri, known for her 3D jewelry pieces, has drawn inspiration from Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer—famed for his free-flowing designs and projects, such as the United Nations building in New York—for her latest HKD collection’s lookbook.
The frame-worthy lookbook for the Rawbijou collection, which is part of the Collection Platinum fine jewelry line, was shot against the abandoned Rashid Karami International Fair complex in Tripoli, Lebanon, designed by Niemeyer in 1963. Talking about the location, the Lebanese designer told Style.com/Arabia, “As a child, I grew up looking at this site day in, day out. I feel like the shoot resonates with me both creatively and personally.”
Shot on analog film by Beirut-based art director Bachar Srour, the overexposed images capture the line’s sci-fi graphic vibe. In the lookbook, a girl dressed in a bathrobe models single hoop earrings, ear cuffs, pearl earrings twisted in a web of rhodium, and stackable gold rings, which resemble mini art sculptures. Click through the gallery above to see the full collection.