For three decades, artist Maria Canale has been quietly designing iconic collections for brands like Tiffany, Harry Winston, Mikimoto and Forevermark. She is now ready to shine under her own name, and we’re proud that she chose COUTURE to make her eponymous debut! Maria believes that “Ease is the secret to true elegance,” and to that end, she ensures that everything she designs is comfortable and easy to wear…if only we could say the same for our footwear after several days in Vegas!
COUTURE: This is your first year at COUTURE…what are you most nervous about?
Maria Canale: After more than 25 years in this wonderful industry, I am honored to be showing at the COUTURE show!
COUTURE: What are you most excited about?
MC: After spending the last several months working daily with some of the most talented jewelers in the business, I am beyond excited to show the new collection, now transformed from my designs into beautiful, wearable jewels.
COUTURE: What are you planning for your COUTURE uniform?
MC: My clothes are always an elegant, simple backdrop to show how easy it is to wear beautiful jewelry
COUTURE: Vegas theme song?
MC: For Vegas, I have to go with Frank: The Best is Yet to Come.
COUTURE: Why did you decide to debut at COUTURE?
MC: COUTURE to me means people who care about quality and design and represent the best in our industry
COUTURE: Whose collection, other than your own, are you most excited to see this year?
MC: The best part about COUTURE is discovering the new talent. I work closely with young designers entering the business and their creativity is energizing and deserves our attention.
COUTURE: What are you most excited to showcase this year?
MC: Water is the theme of my new collection and I am most excited to feature my new Wave Cuff, set with sapphires in the many shades of the ocean.