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RALPH MASRI Jewelry Design
Born in Beirut in 1989, Ralph Masri has had an international upbringing having lived between Lebanon, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. At 18 he moved to London to train as a jeweller at Central Saint Martins. His first major milestone occurred when he won the Swarovski Award as a first-year student, which gave him the opportunity to work for the global brand. During his second year he received widespread recognition for his talent by being nominated for a UK Jewellery Award â€“ aged 20 he was the youngest to be nominated. He has worked and designed for other leading household names in Europe, and in 2011 he graduated with a Bachelorâ€™s degree, setting up his eponymous label shortly after. With a love for both fine and fashion jewellery, Ralph fuses both worlds combining the preciousness and finesse of fine jewellery with the bold spirit of fashion jewellery, creating statement pieces with a fervent attention to detail and a strong emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship. His striking collections can all be seen at his showroom in Mar Mikhael. OPEN HOUSE COCKTAIL PARTY Open house cocktail party showcasing the new Sacred Windows collection.
Mar Mikhael, 100 Rue De Madrid +961 1 566 538 www.ralphmasri.com OPEN HOUSE COCKTAIL PARTY 05 June, 6pm-10pm
RANA SALAM Graphic Design Studio
A graduate from Central St. Martins and from the Royal College of Art, Rana Salam is among the most celebrated designers known for her use of Middle Eastern popular art & culture, drawing on vibrant imagery and merging it with the latest design technology to create a unique vision of Graphic Design & Art Direction. Rana Salam collects inspiration mainly from the detritus; on her trips to Beirut, London, Damascus and Cairo, she pockets everything from chewing gum wrappers to installations of giant wall hangings that reference the visual graphics of souk and street culture of the Middle East and Portobello Market. POP ON! POP OFF! Join Rana Salam and her team on a bus tour through Beirut City where she takes you through her Wow and Wonderful World of hidden gems! Experience her passion for street culture that inspires her work through food, fashion, and Architecture. See through her unique eye how she captures her vision and translates it into her designs. Meeting point will be outside her Shop in Achrafieh.
Achrafieh, Abdul Wahab Al Englizi Street +961 1 217 244 www.ranasalam.com POP ON! POP OFF! 03 June, 6pm-10pm
An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.