MAPLE returns for the fall/winter ‘15 season with a comprehensive range of offerings. The brand continues its Canadian made jewellery line updated with glass beaded accessories and silver rings. MAPLE further partners with Canadian Cree cultural artist Justin Rivard for editions of 925 silver jewellery adorned with traditional symbolism. Introduced previously through socks, beanies, and gloves made in Japan; the knit program enlists the help of “Canadian Sweater Company” to create heavy woolen accessories and homewares. Leather has always been incorporated in the majority of MAPLE’s pieces; with this in mind, suede construction is explored with the development of pouches, containers, and slippers. Additional new and returning options consists of headwear, belts, and backpacks.
MAPLE has established a partnership with Cree artist Justin Rivard for a bangle and a pair of rings. Educated in Kwakwaka’wakw art of British Columbia, Rivard utilizes traditional animal symbols to adorn the 925 silver editions. Seen on the pieces include the Eagle, the Orca, and the Salmon which represent a number of traits often attributed to the animal in cultural stories told through oral history.