Internationally distinguished and one of Greece’s most renowned jewellery designers, Elena Syraka, will exhibit her collection of high aesthetic NOUR at El Hanager Arts Center in the Opera House Yard in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. The collection was presented for the first time in the Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art on 23 February, 2012.
This is an important distinction, as Syraka is the first Greek designer to present her jewellery at this place and even under the auspices of the Egyptian Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab, the Greek Embassy and the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo.
The jewellery collection NOUR reveals the unique talent of Syraka by bridging the Oriental world with modern aesthetics, while the creator of Yatzer.com, Kostas Vogiatzis has undertaken the collection’s artistic care.
Syraka has been designing jewellery for the last 10 years. She studied at the Veloudakis School of Fashion in Athens, Euromode Textila in Thessaloniki and ESMOD in Paris. She has been approached and has collaborated with many leading international companies, as Levi’s, Clinique, Absolut Vodka, Lacoste and Cosmote, as reported on her official website.
The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art asked her to create a range of jewelery inspired by their permanent and semi-permanent collections, at the end of 2007. Syraka has also styled and designed accessories and jewellery for various Greek theatrical and film productions.