KISMET BY MILKA

"We’re currently in an exciting age when being a woman involves many more possibilities as compared to the past. Nowadays life is full of various roles, creative choices and surprising prospects. Yet feeling courageous enough to be ourselves has never been – and still isn’t – the easiest path for us women to take. The only way to own our strength and forge ahead in the direction in which we believe is to nurture ourselves with various things that inspire us. Perhaps this is precisely why women are the ones who understand women the best."

Designer Milka Karaagacli was inspired to create Kismet by her Turkish heritage and life in Istanbul, where classical Arabic motifs like the evil eye meet European traditions of goldsmithing and fine jewelry. Her work is subtle yet eye-catching, with a quiet presence that takes traditional motifs such as stars, hearts, arrows, and circles, and interprets them as modern emblems of feminine strength.