It’s only natural that Marie Cabirou’s first showing of her own brand would be groundbreaking. With education from the École Duperré and IFM, and training in jewelry design from Florence Croisier, Shourouk and Raf Simons of Christian Dior, she was set up for meteoric success. The name of her jewelry line, Marie Mas, is a nod to her grandmother Henriette Mas, who inspired Marie’s love of beauty and creation. Marie’s first collection, Swinging Stones, is a true labor of love for this revolutionary designer. Inspired by Christmas Tree Worms, vibrant and alive with fluid movement, she encountered in her ocean diving, Marie has sought to bring the magic of poetic movement to her designs. Marie and a team of artisans spent a year developing the now-patented technique that allows each piece to swivel effortlessly between two different colored stones. She travels to India to find the finest quality jewels and most talented craftsmen to bring her innovative jewelry to life.
Vladamir Markin designs jewelry that is nothing short of breathtaking. Giving motion to an otherwise static art form, he transforms jewelry into poetry. His high-tech kinetic pieces create an unceasing wonder for their craftsmanship and beauty. They take life in THE LAB, where precise mechanisms are built and animate with a touch. Using materials such as gold, diamonds, colored precious stones and ebony, he creates surprises that are sheerly irresistible.
Maral Artinian, the designer behind MARLI, is the daughter of an Armenian retail jeweler and diamond wholesaler. With jewelry in her DNA, she first worked in sales, traveling three continents. However, Maral was ultimately a creative soul and gravitated towards design. In her playful and innovative pieces she empowers women to express their uniqueness with contemporary, distinctive jewels rooted in minimalism and sophistication. Inspired by travel, architecture and fashion, Maral now lives in New York City, where she is energized by the excitement and enthusiasm of the fashion capital of the world.
Born to a seamstress in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Matthew “Mateo” Harris moved to the United States to study when he was 16. The Big Apple stole his heart and unlocked his passion for the art of jewelry and fashion design. Inspired by his adopted city, and architects and artists such as Normand Foster and Grace Jones, Mateo also draws upon childhood memories in Jamaica. But, he credits his mother as his true muse. His jewelry presents a minimalistic, modern aesthetic with lines and structural forms that dance together with purity and precision. Sleek, never simple, and always visually arresting.
Throughout designer Melissa Kaye’s collection runs an aesthetic of sophisticated luxury, highlighted by subtle and unexpected details. The New York-based talent utilizes geometric and natural patterns to make each style in 18-karat gold with diamonds and other precious stones. Chic and current yet with a timeless appeal, every Melissa Kaye design can be worn on its own as well as layered with other favorites.