One important aspect that sets the Lebanese-born and London-based high fashion jewelry designer, Noor Fares, apart from her peers is that each of her intricately wrought collections are packed with deeper philosophical and spiritual meaning. Fares mines the worlds of crystal mysticism, mythology, mathematics, and Eastern religion in order to bring psychological harmony to her work. For her, the wearer of Noor Fares jewelry isn’t just making a mindless fashion statement, but also investing in the deeper function of the shapes, colors, and geometries that she is crafting.
For Fall/Winter 2016, Fares begins the first chapter of her journey into “Akasha”, which is Sanskrit for “ether”. This esoteric origin story is served visually by the shapes Fares employs throughout the collection that are based on ancient diagrams and symbols, such as Sri Yantra and the Flower of Life. The Sri Yantra symbol is found in “tattoo-like” etchings depicted on her ‘Chandbali’ earrings and ‘Sri Yantra’ cuffs and chokers. The Flower of Life is found on exquisite moonstone rings and ‘Chakra’ amulets. Similarly, the Seed of Life and ancient mandalas are also represented throughout her ‘Akasha’ collection. According to Fares, “The collection also boasts a wide array of bespoke hand-cut stones, which have been carefully crafted to replicate planets and sacred triangles.”
Browse through the gallery for a first look at the ‘Akasha’ Fall/Winter 2016 collection, exclusively on Savoir Flair.