Originally from the Grenoble Valley in France, Iannuzzi studied at The Royal College of Art. She has also worked as a designer at Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris before moving to London.
“Unusual, dramatic, enigmatic, powerful, distinctive, chic and sophisticated.”
“My rings are definitely my trademark pieces. For each of my collections I have one or two rings that are the ‘stars of the show.’
THE COLLECTION: “The new collection Rock it! is derived from my ‘haute-couture’ collection Les Exceptionnelles, where I used natural gemstone crystals and rough minerals to create one-off pieces. These one-off pieces are mostly to be worn on special occasions only. With the new collection, I wanted to create high-end pieces of jewellery to be worn on an everyday basis but keep the distinctiveness of my work. Fascinated by Alchemy, I have focused the spring/summer 2015 range on a particular type of crystallization: the Dodecahedron.”
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVMENT? “Joining Rock Vault last year and starting my journey in the trade sector, as I had to change my whole business model, re-brand, and adapt to a different selling environment. I have also launched a new website with an e-commerce section, so it has been quite an intensive year. The launch of my first prêt-à-porter collection was successful and I am very proud to have it selling at Fortnum & Mason in London.”
IF YOU COULD DRESS ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? “A sophisticated elegant lady who knows how to make an impact and stand out from the crowd. She would be a trendsetter and shares the motto that guides me through my work: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail (Ralph Waldo Emerson).”