Giv­ing Back to So­ci­ety

Philippine Tatler - - STYLE SPOTLIGHT -

“For this col­lec­tion, we strove to cre­ate some­thing more ca­sual, wear­able, and af­ford­able for a new mar­ket,” Dami­ani adds. “We chose ma­te­ri­als that are not tra­di­tion­ally used in jew­ellery, like leather, and com­bine them with gold and other pre­cious met­als. The over­all ef­fect is sporty, el­e­gant, and lux­u­ri­ous.”

Mod­elled af­ter the ban­gles from the orig­i­nal Met­ro­pol­i­tan Dream col­lec­tion, the Nakata bracelets are thin­ner and more rugged. One ver­sion fea­tures a cord with the wearer’s choice of a small jew­elled cross or three equidis­tantly-strung metal spheres. An­other ver­sion’s band is made of rigid leather with the same se­lec­tion of em­bel­lish­ments. The bracelets may be worn in­di­vid­u­ally or to­gether on the same wrist for a look that is ma­cho with­out be­ing too ag­gres­sively mas­cu­line.

For those with sim­pler, more tra­di­tional tastes, cross-shaped pen­dants are also avail­able to be worn on a sil­ver or gold chain around one’s neck. The larger pen­dants are best worn in­di­vid­u­ally, while smaller ones can be worn singly for el­e­gant un­der­state­ment or in pairs for more vis­ual in­ter­est. But there is more to the col­lec­tion than just adding a touch of ca­sual ele­gance to a modern man’s wardrobe.

Part of the pro­ceeds of each sale from the col­lec­tion sup­ports hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tives that have be­come the Dami­ani Group’s venues for cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

In Ja­pan, Dami­ani helps sup­port Nakata’s Take Ac­tion Foun­da­tion. Take Ac­tion pro­vides sup­port for global is­sues. Most re­cently, it do­nated to Ja­pan’s “Home for All” project which pro­vides sus­tain­able hous­ing for vic­tims of re­cent nat­u­ral dis­as­ters.

Else­where, the col­lec­tion helps sup­port an­other key Dami­ani ben­e­fi­ciary: the Drop in a Bucket Foun­da­tion which aims to pro­vide clean wa­ter and ad­e­quate health and liveli­hood sup­port for im­pov­er­ished com­mu­ni­ties in the African Con­ti­nent, par­tic­u­larly in Uganda. In ad­di­tion to 60 arte­sian wells pre­vi­ously built by the Dami­ani Group, pro­ceeds from the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Dream by H Nakata col­lec­tion are ex­pected to help build 10 ad­di­tional wells, which will im­prove the stan­dard of liv­ing for lo­cal res­i­dents through ac­cess to clean, fresh wa­ter.

More than just a ca­sual ac­ces­sory for ac­tive sports­men, Dami­ani’s lat­est col­lec­tion also serves as a life­line for a bet­ter fu­ture. The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Dream by H Nakata Col­lec­tion has de­signs that are both ca­sual and el­e­gant, per­fect for an ac­tive life­style

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