Founded by Monsieur Manuel Canovas in 1963, this wonderful brand still resides in Paris on the rue Saint -Honore and is part of the Colefax-Fowler group of fabric designers. M Canovas showed an interest in drawing and the use of bold colours from a very young age and was encouraged by his painter/author father. M Canovas junior studied architecture, painting, drawing and archaeology and was formally trained at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Beaux-Arts de Rome before setting up his own company producing decorative fabrics and wallcoverings.
The Manuel Canovas brand is unmistakably French in style and you can see the creators study influences in all the designs alongside the spirit of art de vivre associated with 18th century France. A high end brand, the luxurious fabrics used to create the beautiful upholstery and curtain fabrics are instantly recognisable be the use of exquisite combinations of bold, unusual colour combinations. Vibrant shades of Indian rose, turquoise, amethyst and chartreuse combine with innovative and stylish design to produce beautiful silks, damasks, toiles de jouy, prints, embroideries and weaves.
Now run by Ariane Dalle the new design director Manuel Canovas branched out into the swimwear market by using the same unique print designs on beautiful soft swimwear fabrics in a range of maillot and bikini shapes, with a perfectly co-ordinating collection of resortwear, sarongs and cover ups. Every season Manuel Canovas launches a whole new range of unique prints available in all the bestselling styles including the Andy, Christy and Aqua one pieces. With a choice of either a square placement print Eolia sarong or the smaller Alize version available in all the prints and colours to match the swimwear, Manuel Canovas beach and resortwear has become a favourite with all of us at Simply Beach and a loyal following of sophisticated, stylish women worldwide.