Je Ne Sais Quoi
CAPTURING THE MOMENTS THAT LEAVE US BREATHLESS
The Spring/Summer 2022 collection, Je Ne Sais Quoi, was designed to capture the moments that are so special that they leave us speechless. These are the ones that truly captivate us, stir our passions, and leave a lasting mark on our souls.
Je Ne Sais Quoi [zhə-nə-ˌsā-ˈkwä]
: something (such as an appealing quality) that cannot be adequately described or expressed
Oh, what a gorgeous contradiction it is when the lack of words says more than a 1,000 spoken. It is the stuff of passionate, epic love stories. It is that special quality that’s too overwhelming, too ephemeral for words. It is that unshakable feeling that cannot be adequately expressed. Fashion has inspired this for centuries—astonishing and elating us. That’s why this season, we honor fashion’s role in making us experience breathtaking moments in our lives.
As is characteristic of Maria Elena designs, the new pieces remain decadent and glamorous and are entirely hand-crafted in Miami, FL by expert artisans who first solder the metal bases and then hand-place distinct combinations of Swarovski crystals, pearls, rocks, and fabric as well as smoked crystals, mother of pearls and freshwater pearls.