Dubai-based Bil Arabi debuts first men's jewellery collection

Dubai-based Bil Arabi debuts first men's jewellery collection

A new collaboration by Nadine Kanso and Samer Al Ameen

Prolific Dubai based photographer, artist and jewellery designer, Nadine Kanso, has recently teamed up with product designer and creative director Samer Al Ameen to create a unique men’s line for Bil Arabi

Literally meaning "In Arabic", Bil Arabi has always derived it's inspiration from the Arabic language and calligraphy, with Samer Al Ameen's new collaboration with Nadine Kanso resulting in a modern and masculine take on the letters to a create linear and structured jewellery range. The unique collection will consist of necklaces, bracelets, cuff links and rings, in silver with each letter crafted in a unique and modern way.

After starting the jewellery line Bil Arabi in 2006 to express her ideas about her Arab culture and upbringing, Nadine Kanso has always transformed her love for the Middle East into wearable creations.

Designing bracelets, earrings and rings that draw on the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and the lyricism of the Arabic letters and words. While Samer Al Ameen's interest in Arabic fonts stems from his past work designing logos and corporate identities, with his mission for this project to reconstruct the Arabic font into a more modern look without losing its identity.

Nadine and Samer's collaboration is a marriage of two creative minds to create a bold collection of men's jewelry, which is both wearable and one-of-a-kind. "For the launch of Bil Arabi's men's line, I wanted to have a fresh approach – something which will appeal to today's more fashion conscious men." said Nadine Kanso. "I loved the way Samer approached modernizing traditional objects, and I knew that his approach would translate perfectly with Bil Arabi.".