There’s an exciting new jewelry trunk show taking place in Dubai. Pop-up Shop Factory has curated their first pop-up for 2021, Karot Fine Jewelry Pop-up Shop. Shop the specially curated event until Friday, February 5. Expect elegant and unique pieces from both international and local designers that will cater to all your jewelry needs.
Located at ICD Brookfield Place, in DIFC, the trunk show will feature international designers Ele Karela, Fernando Jorge, HRH, Marlo Laz, and FerrariFirenze as well as local brands Moors & Saints, Misk, and Attah. Read on to know more about the brands.
Moors & Saints
Dubai-based Moors & Saints takes inspiration from Andalusia and Morocco’s Moorish design and architecture and traces its journey all the way to India and Mexico. This translates into the brand’s geometric pieces which are ethically-crafted in Dubai using fine materials such as 18-carat gold, sterling silver as well as precious and semi-precious stones.
Emirati designer Maher Khansaheb started his brand Misk with the aim of adapting his Emirati heritage for the contemporary jewelry collector. He cites his grandfather’s collection as the creative driving force behind his brand. “My fascination with the region’s culture began at a very young age. I would admire my grandfather’s showcase at his majlis whenever I would visit,” he says. “The passion behind his extensive collection formed the foundation of my creativity, pushing me to design jewels that encompass Arabic heritage and a modern edge.” Locally made, the inaugural collection titled Al Noor sees Arab architecture, mosaics, and decorative arts represented in distinct styles that can be piled and stacked together.
Brazilian jewelry designer Fernando Jorge’s collection takes inspiration from his home country’s laidback attitude and effortless sensuality. His pieces contain his signature finish in fluid and delicate gold structures and diamonds to create sculptural jewelry that is elegant and modern.
Jewelry designer Jesse Laz’s inspiration for her brand Marlo Laz’s La trouvaille collection is a nod to the most recognizable evil eye talisman from local souqs in Marrakesh to Jerusalem. The almond-shaped collection caters to travelers as it comprises onyx for protection, diamonds for strength, and opals for balance. Laz’s other collection, Desert Rising, pays homage to the American Southwest through the lens of two powerful and iconic females: collector and activist Millicent Rogers and artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
HRH comprises six staple collections — Grafik, Aura, Luce, Rose of Hope, I Do, and The Key — each showcasing bespoke craftsmanship and design. “HRH jewelry does not accessorize, but rather inspire the woman who wears it,” said founder Hind El Karout in a statement. “It’s an expression of who she is, where she’s been, and what she stands for – carefully crafted to compliment her style, HRH jewelry transitions from day to night with as much ease as she does.”
Central Saint Martins alumna Elé Karela’s eponymous brand features jewelry in gold and precious stones transformed into bold geometric shapes inspired by Art Deco design. The Greek designer is known for creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are bursting with color due to her use of colored gemstones, sapphires, and diamonds.
FerrariFirenze boasts of incredible craftsmanship, technical excellence, and innovation in all its creations which are hand made in a workshop in Tuscany. An array of different techniques, from traditional sculpture and painting techniques to batik, crochet, and embroidery, are employed in their designs.