JCK Asks…Colette

The French-Mexican artist on Corsica and croissants Even in the sea of blue and green gems that flooded market week in Vegas, it was impossible to miss Colette Steckel’s new Mediterranean-inspired Alas collection. “Last summer I spent one month in Corsica, where I walked in the water for hours at a time,” she recalls. “Alas is both an abstract and literal interpretation of what I saw.” The jewels—mixing “breathtaking hues of blues, greens, purples, turquoise, and more”—represent what the designer calls a “big return to color.” Here’s more on what inspires the Mexico City–based designer.Alas earrings with diamond, turquoise, and emeraldAge: 42Number of years in the biz: 20Number of employees you oversee: 10Family/pets: My amazing children (one girl and two boys) Victoria, Alexis, and Reuben; my British short-hair cat, Chihuahua, and German shepherdDescribe your

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