A beautifully written feature by Natalie Rigg in design bible Wallpaper* magazine about Daou jewellery, Dalia Daou and the Phoenix collection. Highlighting the Phoenix collection’s unique heritage influences and story telling in feminine style with power. Favourite quotes are Natalie’s wonderful descriptions of the Daou jewellery designs and influences.
Daou’s collections are a thoughtful culmination of past and present, melding select references from the brand’s archive – such as the use of vivid gemstones and fine opals – with a modern femininity. ‘There’s a light energy in the designs, they look elegant and feel beautiful to wear,’ she says.
For her autumn/winter 2017 outing, she sought inspiration from the mythological phoenix to signify the renewal, resistance and rarity of Daou jewellery. Flickering flames and the ruffle of coloured plumage are interpreted imaginatively throughout. Solid gold feather ear climbers display a shock of turquoise cabochons, a delicate pendant necklace mirrors the silhouette of an exotic bird in flight, while a cluster of rose quartz, opal and pink tourmaline stones form cocktail earrings.