A closer look at Shamsa Alabbar's latest fine jewellery collections
Launched at VFDE 2014
Emirati designer Shamsa Alabbar has been on Buro 24/7's radar for quite some time, after launching her impressive collection of eponymous fine jewellery at Symphony in Dubai a year ago, to a more recent collaboration with little old us in celebration of Eit-Al-Fitr.
This past weekend the talented creative showcased her most up-to-date edit of delicately wearable pieces at the city's Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (VFDE).
Join us and explore the series of collections below, now:
The Asymmetry Collection
With abstract shapes taken from the letters of Alabbar's classic collection, this edit forms a unique asymmetric aesthetic, all the while balanced and complete in itself.
The Bar Collection
Again with abstract shapes taken from the letters of her much-referenced classic items, this time the designer repeats them into a bar form, and draws inspiration from traditional Emirati jewellery.
The Minimalist Collection
With this selection we are presented with a varied adaptation of Arabic typography, based on vertical and horizontal lines creating a simplified version of traditional lettering.
The Tri-Crop Collection
Working with another adaptation of Arabic typography – formed by cropping the letters using a triangular shape, Alabbar creates modern form that resembles just a hint of the Arabic letter.