Founded in 1929 in Vincenza, Italy, FOPE is an acronym for ‘factory of jewellery precious export’. The Italian goldsmith has established itself internationally as a luxury jewellery brand with a presence in over 50 nations worldwide.
This year, FOPE launches its first flagship boutique in Asia at SUEN. Located along Jalan Maarof in Bangsar, SUEN is a fine jewellery boutique held in high regard by Malaysia’s fine jewellery purveyors. Accompanying the historical launch is the unveiling of FOPE’s newest capsule collection, Bubble Rings.
The Bubble Rings collection draws inspiration from pure happiness, making for a visually jubilant series that sparks joy. The diverse capsule collection features eight elegant rings with individual personality, expressed through the varied use of diamonds and vibrant multi-coloured sapphires paved in a series of bubbly forms alongside FOPE’s signature Novecento mesh chain.
With settings that vary between yellow, white and rose gold, the delicate woven chain is a classic motif that adds a bold touch of confidence and sophistication to any look. The meticulously detailed chromatic creations are a testament to the brand’s 90 years of savoir-faire in crafting exquisitely made adornments for men and women alike while continuing to design and produce all its jewellery in-house.
“FOPE has catered to women from all walks of life who successfully wear multiple hats within a single day – a testament to the versatility of their pieces. We are excited and honoured to further this partnership through housing Asia’s first FOPE boutique bringing everyday luxury to a wider audience in Malaysia and Asia,”shares Lee Sze Suen, founder and CEO of SUEN.
With thoughtful consideration of the turbulence of 2020, the brand looks to the future with optimism and hope. As many long to travel, FOPE centres its theme for 2021 and 2022 around the concept of embarking on a Journey. The FOPE woman in this age is a being of perpetual motion and evolution, practical yet quirky, grounded yet adventurous. She has a strong zest for life with an unwavering sense of grace and sophistication, reflecting the versatility and elegance of FOPE’s remarkable pieces, suited for all occasions.
(All images: SUEN)
This story was first published Prestige Malaysia’s April 2021 issue. To read the latest issue, pick up a copy from the nearest newsstand or subscribe on Magzter.