JAMEEL MOHAMMED FOUNDED KHIRY IN 2016 AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AFTER BEING POINTEDLY TOLD BY THE CEO OF A PREEMINENT LUXURY GOODS COMPANY THAT TRUE LUXURY BRANDS COULD ONLY EMERGE FROM PARIS AND MILAN. KHIRY WAS FOUNDED TO CHANNEL THE BEAUTY, ART, HERITAGE AND CULTURE OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA INTO MODERN, LUXURIOuS VERMEIL JEWELRY, WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ESTABLISHING A COMPLETE FASHION HOUSE.
KHIRY's first offering is a collection of polished and sculptural DEMI - FINE jewelry, in gold vermeil and sterling silver. Sleek forms evoke themes throughout the african diaspora, Embellished with natural materials including semi precious stones and handwoven leather.
khiry founder JAMEEL mohammed began a career in design at age 16, interning for Nicole Miller, and Narciso Rodriguez, while still in high school at Phillips Exeter Academy. In 2013 he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania to begin a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. When a necklace he designed caught the eye of the COO and Fashion Director of Barneys New York in 2014, he decided to focus on jewelry design, and accept-ed an internship at the company where he learned the ins and outs of merchandising and retail buying.
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