Name: Hanan Nader
uni/College: Esmod French Fashion University Dubai
Course: Design/ Pattern Drafting/ Textile
Occupation: Jewelry Designer/Student
1) What do you love about fashion?
The statement each outfit can portray by itself!
2) What made you want to get into jewelry designing?
I always had a great amount of love and respect for handmade pieces ( not jewelry necessarily) and given my love for fashion , a simple piece of jewelry can do justice to the worn garment.
3) How did HNA Jewels start?
My mum is a jewelry designer as well, has been for the past 3 years. Her line specializes in very elegant and chic pieces while mine is very edgy and funky. In September 2011, I randomly picked up some of her stones and tried to remember some of the steps my ex jewelry design teacher ( from grade 4 and yes I was 8!) had taught me. After the first piece was made , with the help and support of my great family and friends, H.N.A Jewels was born.
4) How long does it take to make one of your bracelets?
It really depends on the type of bracelet, some only 10 mins and some take up to 45 mins.
5) What inspired you to make your collection ?
My general inspiration comes from the worlds time-line in fashion so its really about mixing the past and the present.
6) What do you hope to be doing after graduating from university?
I will expanding my jewellery designs into clothing, Inshallah.
7)What is your signature look?
I don’t really have a signature look. I’m very moody when it comes to my wardrobe. There are days were I will go for an elegant look and then there are days where I would go for an edgier look.
8) Whats your A/W must have?
An HNA Jewels spikes
This is some of the wonderful jewellery from HNA Jewels :
Hanan is a lovely and inspiring young lady, she is full of ambition and motivation to aim for the sky. Her jewellery designs are wonderful and funky.