MEET NATHALIE BALLOUT

Half Swedish, half Lebanese, Nathalie Ballout was born and raised in Dubai before coming to London to follow her passion for art and design. She graduated from London College of Fashion in 2015 and since then has been working successfully on her own collections and in collaboration with other brands

GLEAMING DETAILS

This sleek stainless steel timepiece has an effortless elegance with carefully designed details. Perfect for the frequent traveller, it comes with a dual-time dial that allows you to keep track on two different timezones.It also features a stable quartz movement and is water resistant up to 5 ATM. As all TRIWA watches it comes with a two-year international warranty.

WATCH STRAP DESIGN

Nathalie Ballout’s illustrations are then embroidered on top of the fabric. The illustrations are inspired by the urban landscapes of London and Stockholm. The strap is lined with soft Alcantara embellished with silver logotypes. The collection is limited to 50 pieces and every strap is a unique piece of fashion.

MEET NATHALIE BALLOUT

Half Swedish, half Lebanese, Nathalie Ballout was born and raised in Dubai before coming to London to follow her passion for art and design. She graduated from London College of Fashion in 2015 and since then has been working successfully on her own collections and in collaboration with other brands.

UP-CYCLED DENIM

Up-Cycled Denim by Nathalie Ballout is a limited watch strap design made exclusively for our classic Gleam Nikki watch. The collection limited to 50 pieces truly reflecting Nathalie’s signature style; the straps are up-cycled and made from used jeans that have been taken apart, stitched together to form a large piece of denim fabric and then hand dyed.

NATHALIE ON FASHION

The fashion industry influences almost every individual in the world, directly or indirectly. I think that promoting diversity and independence in my work is important because otherwise I would remain in the compliance and consistency of the “fast fashion”. Diversity and independence make me create things new. I will not let myself be influenced by all these fashion currents that spin and parade. We are in a world where we wear uniforms all our lives, where creativity is a sin. We are in a world of inequality and insecurity. I do not want to live in a world like this, I think it doesn’t represent the next generations. With power comes responsibility. The world of fashion has the responsibility and the duty to represent the beauty of each person. Diversity and independence need to be supported to represent the magnificent spectrum of every individual in our world.

THE PACKAGING

The Up-Cycled Denim watch comes with in an exclusive box limited to this collection. The insert features Nathalie’s illustrations that have been used for the denim strap embroidery, along with her hand-written collaboration logo.

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