Dalia Daou for Daou Jewellery wins New Designer of the Year 2016 at the recent UK Jewellery Awards.
Daou Jewellery was established in the 1930s by Dalia Daou’s grandfather, and since then, has been worn by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and many other high society names. Now as the third generation designer and director, Dalia continues to honour the brand’s innovative and artistic principles, whilst putting her own 21st century stamp on each captivating design. Based in London, Dalia offers thoughtfully designed pieces that are striking and contemporary, with exquisite attention to detail and a strong focus on quality.
Judges of the New Designer of the Year Award at the UK Jewellery Awards agreed that Dalia deserved recognition for her cohesive collections, sound growth plan and creative eye, resulting in designs which are both striking and commercial. They commended her on creating a strong brand identity and creating jewellery that tells a clear story.
How did it feel to win New Designer of the Year?
“Amazing! I haven't stopped smiling! It is such a reward to be recognised for all the work that has brought the brand to this point over the last busy 3 years, and in particular the last year which has focused the vision and presentation of Daou Jewellery.”
How does this award compare to others you have won?
“I have never won anything as important as this before! A couple of my designs have been Highly Commended in previous design-based competitions but this is for the whole development of the brand and every creative aspect, as well as my modern, elegant collections.”
Tell us about your latest collection
“The latest Daou Jewellery collection is the delicate Kisses collection. It’s a mini collection which references the forms of the previous (and very popular) Sparks collection, reworked into energetic little kisses pendants, mix and match earrings and a ring all made in 18kt gold and finished with diamonds.”
What exciting projects are you working at the moment?
“I’m currently working on new statement pieces to show at LFW and look forward to revealing those in September. It will be the second time Daou shows in the BFC Designer Showrooms and it feels like the right, exciting place to present my fine contemporary designs.”
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