Maiden-Art is an exclusive and unique Italian fashion jewellery brand with a strong visual impact of a London rock and roll style combined with a Made in Italy glamorous twist.
We met up with the brains behind the brand to find out a little on what makes Maiden-Art the successful brand it is today. With more than 10 years experience in the design industry, Maristella Colombo, has managed to carve out her mark on one of the worlds most glamorous and demanding markets.
So what makes this Brand tick?
The collections are designed for a very “special” client looking for novelty, innovation, exclusivity and research, in fact we love to design collections tailored to an individual dealer or for a private client, always maintaining unique Maiden-Art style.
Who is behind the brand and why was Maiden-Art created?
Maiden-Art fashion jewellery started from an idea of the designer Maristella Colombo, when she was living in London. She loved the energy, the vitality, the coolness, the art and the music scene of the city. She was enjoying clubbing, parties and the art and design community, but she missed the glamorous and sophisticated style of her beloved country: Italy.
Maiden-Art was dreamed to life with a few meaningful words in mind: Art, Wear, Dream, Love.
So when she came back from London, in 2007 she decided to launch a special collection of beautiful and chic fashion jewellery, made in her country and especially in her city, Milan, but with the coolness of a London indie rock style.
Maristella’s passion and brand have since gone on to win awards and gain accolades that would make any jewellery designer look at her with admiration.
Why we love Maiden Art:
- In 2011, the brand was selected by Vogue Talents and it was included in the list of 140 Emerging Designers of Vogue Italy, thanks to a collection of small precious jewels clutches for Spring Summer 2011.
- In the same year, Maiden-Art was also selected to represent Italian style at the prestigious International Exhibition IFF in Tokyo, Japan, thanks to the sponsorship of Hot House – Milano Pret a Porter, tradefair.
- In February 2012, the designer, Maristella Colombo, was selected as one of the finalists of the prestigious Italian Price, Novara Young Entrepreneurs.
Maristella continues to give back and share what she has learnt in her years and is always offering free guides and uploading ‘How-to videos’ highlighting what is needed to grow your own fashion business through her page EBooks4Fashion
It’s been a pleasure meeting Maristella, a true inspiration of creativity at work. We are so excited about the 6 month collaboration in Angera Italy at Maiden-Arts home town. We will be there till the end of November be sure to pop past and see some true handmade gems from both Italy and South Africa!