Her House of ZS jewellery has been worn by the likes of Khloe Kardashian and Gigi Hadid, and with their subtle meanings and intricate designs, we totally understand why!
So we were super excited when the South African designer behind the brand, Zakiyyah Smailovic, announced a launch date for her summer collection: 28th November. Prepare to fall in lust!
We got an exclusive first interview with Smailovic on the inspiration behind the new range, and her favourite pieces that you need now.
What inspired your new summer collection?
‘All my collections are inspired from my travels around the world, or life’s challenges that I believe many women can relate to,’ explains Smailovic. ‘But this collection was inspired especially by my love affair with the Mediterranean lifestyle I’ve experienced whilst living abroad for the past two years. In each of the pieces, I’ve tried to encapsulate the feeling of those endless summer nights, the dazzling blue sea and sun-kissed skin that makes me think of the Mediterranean.’
Underlying all of the pieces Smailovic creates, regardless of the season or collection, is a commitment to quality craftsmanship and empowering designs – such as the iconic ‘evil eye’ symbol that appears throughout her ranges, which is said to ward off evil spirits.
‘Every women can relate to wanting the latest sparkly trends at affordable prices, and I promise quality craftsmanship and an empowering message with each purchase,’ adds Smailovic. ‘My client is a savvy, intelligent woman with her own sense of style, and ultimately she is who I design for.’
Every piece comes with a personalised motivational message which Smailovic hopes will ‘serve as a daily reminder to its wearer to be fearless, to dream and to remain optimistic in the face of any challenge life throws her way.’
What key pieces from the collection are your must-haves?
1. Dreamers Bracelet, R750
2. Goddess Ring, R500
3. Star Dust Ear Cuffs, R640
4. Star Ring, R550
5. Star dust choker, R480
Shop House of ZS jewellery online at Houseofzs.com, or at Luminance stores and Radisson Blu Boutique.