W Doha Hotel and Residences is hosting at its vibrant art space ART29, a dazzling Italian jewellery exhibition titled Diva! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery, a project promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Cooperation, and brought to Qatar by the Embassy of Italy in Doha.
Diva! will showcase true Italian style through a rich collection of jewels that will take on a passionate voyage through the evolution of Italy’s fashion, brands and customs. The exhibition officially launched on 10 October and will remain open to public viewing until 24 October, 10 am to 10 pm daily.
The Diva! exhibition features 200 pieces of Italian fashion jewellery, spanning years of evolution, dating from the 1950s to today. Curated by renowned jewellery design professor at the Politecnico di Milano University and Director of the Vicenza Museum of Jewellery, Alba Cappellieri, with Beatrice Rossato, Livia Tenuta and Susanna Testa, the display show the finest expression of Italian design and artistry. Not only jewellery lovers but art lovers are promised an immersive experience through style and fashion.
Ambassador of Italy to the State of Qatar HE Alessandro Prunas said they are very proud to display in Qatar a unique variety of jewels revealing how Italian creativity has evolved according to fashion trends and social transformations. He said that made in Italy jewellery was able to combine over the years, innovative design and sophisticated craftsmanship – a successful combination – which continues to be the secret behind the creation of unique ornaments reflecting the changes of a culture constantly in motion.
Jewels are artworks turned into everyday fashion items inspiring ideas and dreams! We are glad that Italian jewellery is very much appreciated in Qatar. Italian designers and brands are eager to cooperate with the flourishing sector of local fashion artists to share their knowledge and know-how.
Special thanks to our local partners, who contributed to make this event happen: W Doha Hotel for the out-of-the-ordinary sense of hospitality and Abu Issa Holding for sponsoring the exhibition stands adding extra value to the collection.
According to W Doha General Manager Wassim Daageh, the exhibition celebrates the evolution of Italian fashion over the years, narrating inspiring elements of the Italian culture through an exotic display of the finest Italian jewellery.
A truly immersive exhibition not to be missed. We encourage everyone to visit ART29 to get a true taste of Italian fine jewellery.
Professor Alba Cappellieri said that Diva! presents 200 fashion Italian jewels dating back to the so-called La Dolce Vita period during the ‘50s, continuing through to the Prêt-à-Porter era in the ‘80s, the minimalism of the ‘90s and into the new millennium fashion.
The extensive collection represents the aesthetic mirror of society, showing the transformation of styles and costumes, ambitions and achievements of women, as well as the evolution of shapes, materials and new production techniques. It tells a typical Italian story that enhances creativity, craftsmanship, design, art, technology, beauty and innovation of country.
ART29 is an exciting platform that presents the works of up and coming local, regional and international artists. Spread over the hotel’s 29th floor, it is meant to spark inspiration and nurture creativity, providing artists with a space to showcase their work and aspirations to the community.
For more information, visit art29doha.com.
Check out Marhaba’s FREE e-Guides for everything you need to know about Qatar.