Thomas Sabo’s latest offering celebrates inclusion and diversity and features designs inspired by Africa.
Graphic patterns, layered designs, exotic gemstones and fine detailing are what Thomas Sabo’s latest collection is all about. It really shows the continent of Africa off using the culture, symbols and colour palette of the continent, such as onyx, mother-of-pearl and tiger’s eye stones, African weave patterns from baskets, antelope’s and lion’s heads, spear heads, and African trading beads, among others.
The designer of the collection, and the brand’s creative director, Susanne Kölbli, told us when we visited the company’s headquarters in Nuremberg , Germany, “My inspiration always comes from people themselves! Their cultural design codes, developed over centuries, provide me with a very rich and diverse treasure trove for new interpretations. In our new Africa series, we are now capturing the beauty of the cultural style of Africa for the first time.”
She also told us that she wanted to inspire people around the world to “come together, and build relationships with people of all cultures, especially those people who bring their culture to Europe.” It’s a not so thinly veiled push-back against the anti-immigration sentiment that’s been flaming across the world over the past few years. “You can create new things by combining (them with) old things,” Susanne adds.
There are about 30 creations in the women’s Africa collection and there are pendants, earrings and rings in Sterling silver – partly with 18k yellow-gold plating – with onyx, mother-of-pearl or tiger’s eye discs, beads with ethnic shiny or matte colours, and charms in the form of a zebras, a map of Africa and a cactus.
We met Susanne at the media preview of the latest offerings at the brand’s headquarters in Germany, where we saw the entire collection and attended a Renaissance themed party at a historic 15th century building. The party was attended by German celebrities and fashion journalists and influencers from around the world.
The Africa series of the Sterling Silver Collection is now available at all THOMAS SABO stores, shop-in-shops, the online shop at www.thomassabo.com and at selected partners. Go check it out now!