Two Dubai-Based Jewellery Designers Exhibit their 'Festive Collection' at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha

Top Quote Combining indulgence and glamour in a fabulous setting, Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha hosted an unforgettable afternoon at the Lounge@Barsha for the select few on November 6. End Quote
  • Dubuque, IA (1888PressRelease) November 09, 2013 - Combining indulgence and glamour in a fabulous setting, Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha hosted an unforgettable afternoon at the Lounge ( @ ) Barsha for the select few on November 6 dot On preview was the Festive Jewellery Collection by two Dubai-based Designers - Ying Feng and Irum Siddiqui dot And in attendance were fashionistas, critics and art-lovers who hobnobbed together to catch up on the latest trends in jewellery while enjoying the most delicious traditional afternoon tea treats prepared by the award-winning Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha chefs dot

    On display were layers of beautiful pearl necklaces, stacks of rings and bracelets, flashy brooches, bold and bright pendants, chandelier earrings and tribal bangles.

    Ms. Roxana Jaffer, Resident Director of Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, said, "We believe art, in any form, plays a very important role in any society and are glad to offer a platform to these young jewellery designers to showcase their collections. It is wonderful to see their creativity and imagination that compels us to think beyond boundaries. Art gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment while promoting cultural exchange and understanding that is vital in today's business environment. Most importantly, it helps to broaden our perspective."

    Some selected items from the 'Festive Jewellery Collection' will be on display for public at the Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha until November 13, 2013.

    About Ying Feng
    Ying Feng brought together an alluring selection of high quality precious and semi-precious jewellery. Flirting with the Orient, she has created a captivating festive collection that resonates with elegance.

    Raised in Beijing, jewellery for Ying is much more than just a craft and her favourite are pearls. Ying said: "Design isn't always about mixing styles, textures, metals, gems… Sometimes it is about choosing one strong medium and sticking with it. I simply love pearls".

    Born into a family of artists, Ying was educated in the strict Chinese tradition. In 1997, Ying gave up a high-flying job to pursue her dream of discovering art and nature. Her love of art led her to the internationally acclaimed artist Mr Zhu Peijiang who is descendant and disciple of none other than the famous Mr Qi Bai Shi. Soon Ying joined the Chinese Military Museum of Qingdao Submarine Jade as an assistant curator. During this period, she had the opportunity to learn and look at art differently. At the same time she organized and participated in many unique art exhibitions and activities happening at the museum. This gave her invaluable insight and understanding of traditional Chinese art.

    Ying treasures every moment spent at QingDao Submarine Jade Museum. It's here that she discovered the mysterious, deep dark green submarine jade. Ying looks to nature for themes of her collections that appeal to both connoisseurs and commoners. "I design my jewellery with nature in mind", she says. "Pearls are timeless. No other gem has been so loved, for so long, by so many. China has got vast and diverse watersheds that provide excellent breeding areas for oysters. In the South, our waters are just the right temperature and salinity for oysters to grow large pearls over a long period of time".

    Be it pearls, precious and semi-precious gems or natural stones, Ying's exquisite pieces instantly appeal to all ages and nationalities.

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    About Irum Siddiqui
    Irum Siddiqui is a young Indian jewellery designer based in Dubai who creates timeless ethnic jewellery. Her designs are feminine and delicate, and crafted in gold-plated silver with lots of colourful crystals and beads.

    Speaking about her festive line, she said: "I do not look at jewellery as a passing fad. For me an ornament is something to be treasured and worn over and over again. I see its value growing over time and therefore, my designs are inspired by the rich Indian heritage and vintage collections that never go out of fashion".

    Irum places a strong emphasis on craftsmanship with each piece hand-crafted to perfection. She stressed, "For me what is absolutely essential is the quality of material and workmanship. A lot of jewellery out there is the same mix of beads or metal. But I try to be more daring in my approach and have played with a lot of contrasting material and styles."

    Irum's inspiration comes from her mother Chaman Siddiqui who has been associated with hand-woven exotic Indian fabrics and dresses for over three decades. She said, "I have grown up surrounded by the most beautiful tribal motifs and that is what I wanted to capture in my designs. My festive range includes a lot of floral patterns."

    Irum's success comes from the functionality and versatility of her designs - not just from making pretty pieces. Her designs look equally enticing whether paired with traditional Indian outfits or Western wear and can be worn by women of all ages. You are bound to make a statement with her jewellery. She said, "It is all about mixing and matching. You can dress up or dress down according to the occasion. The beauty of my designs is that they lend themselves to any style".

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    About Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
    A Host of Amenities in a Stylish Hotel
    Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, winner of the Best 4Star Business & Corporate, Silver Award MENA Travel Awards 2012 & 2013 offers you a choice of 310 elegant rooms including 54 suites. Each room is equipped with the latest facilities and is tastefully decorated. Completing the full experience are 3 fabulous dining outlets, 3 buzzing bars, outstanding banqueting facilities and impeccable 5-Star service accorded at 4-Star prices. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road next to Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai, the hotel is in close proximity to Dubai's most prominent Business Districts and other leisure venues. Stay once at the Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, and you will make it your destination in Dubai, always.

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