Nothing abstract about nationhood nowadays. Ideals and ideas related to it abound on everyday street and in everyday conversation.
Inspired by the Filipino culture and the Filipino people, Simbolo is neither new nor trendy to my family. Although the current rekindling of patriotic feelings in the Philippines led us to recognize the burning passion for identity and culture and turn it into gems in this 2017 collection, what Simbolo stands for has been a recurring theme in our lives with our mother, a patriot, who was as obsessed with making jewelry as with helping educate the people on how to make the country prosper.
The name notwithstanding, Simbolo speaks not of mere concepts, but of past, present, and future, of heart and heritage, and not in abstractions but in tangibles finely crafted with precious stones, diamonds, sapphires and rubies, with pearls and peridots, and many other exquisite gemstones, in solid 18K gold.
What's more, as the jewelry is designed to suit the love of country that should be, in fact, an everyday mood, vibrant and fervent and unmistakable, Jul B. Dizon Jewellery has collaborated with everyday Filipinos, celebrated yet accessible, unique yet reflective of the aspirations of so many, and with a style enhanced by the Filipino's innate East-meets-West sensibilities and global perspective.
IZA CALZADO AND BEN WINTLE
Iza Calzado is every inch a Filipino artist, respected for her incredible portrayals in Philippine film, which she does from the very depths of her soul, a fine specimen of the artistic spirit that is innate in the Filipino. With British-Filipino Ben Wintle, who has opted to make the Philippines his home, having found his niche in the country's digital potential, Iza forms half of a beautiful partnership and a very rosy future.
LUCY TORRES GOMEZ Lucy Torres Gomez, a long-time muse of Jul B. Dizon, is the face of the beautiful Filipina. Gentle and caring, the actress, politician, wife, and mother has inspired many a collection at Jul B. Dizon and the grace with which she performs her many roles, as well as the lives she touches, is part of the narrative of promise and potential of every Filipino that the collection Simbolo has been designed precisely to symbolize.
Hindy Weber's shift from city girl to a true child of Mother Earth is nothing short of groundbreaking. Although she has quietly withdrawn herself from the frenetic pace of fashion, she remains a style icon, whose influence is now leading us back to the farms, to the soil, to the Earth, to living a life that is more healthy, more soulful, and eco-friendly. Hers is a mission that is now making giving back to the planet a fashionable thing to do.
Julianna Gomez is the youngest of these Filipinos handpicked to represent Simbolo. Simple and charming, always with a positive outlook, this daughter of power couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres, at such an early age, already dreams of making a difference in Filipino lives, a life in politics perhaps.
NIX ALANON AND VINCE UY
Nix Alanon and Vince Uy are design powerhouses, both a very strong force in the gay community. With the former's knack for interior design and the latter's work as creative director in a fashion magazine, they help shape modern Filipino attitudes toward style and class and, both down-to-earth and brimming with passion, they imbue these attitudes always with a joyful spirit.
Pauline Juan gave up her illustrious career as one of the most influential magazine editors in the country to focus on being a wife and the mother of her three boys. While she is now busy traveling with her family through the wonders of the world, Pauline is one the industry may never forget for her invaluable contribution to shaping the face of local fashion, as well as for her own personal style that is always on point and her very own.
As embodied by these personalities and in honor of the Dizon matriarch, Jul B. Dizon, who wore her jewelry every day, who wore her coral stud earrings or turquoise necklace and always her diamond ring even to the wet market, Simbolo and its many lines –Luzviminda, Mananayaw, Kubo, Sandata, Icono, Perdible, Bandila -- are designed for everyday use, for all ages, and for every Filipino.
After all, the story of a nation is a gem like no other and at no other time is it more prized than today.
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