Maria is a London based fashion jewellery designer, who graduated The London College of Fashion (2014) with an MA in fashion Artefacts and (2013) with a BA in Fashion Jewellery. Originally Maria took a foundation course at Central St Martin's in Art and Design, where she intended to embark on a career in Women's wear. However after some mentoring and self realisation, Maria discovered that her true passion and talents were in jewellery design.
Maria has recently completed a MA of fashion artefacts, where she designed and created a series of clutch designs. The pieces were finished to a high standard, using a combination of plastic, metal and flocking. The inspiration for this project came partly from her previous bachelor collection, where she combined the theme of deep sea life with the extraterrestrial. This masters collection focused more specifically on the appearance of shells. This project further developed Maria a highly skilled independent designer and 3D model maker.
Maria's graduate collection for her BA was inspired by nature and a curiosity of what lies beneath in the ocean together with the same curiosity for what exists beyond planet Earth. The final pieces are based on a mythical sea creature which was made with black lacquered plastic and Swarovski crystals.
During her time spent at LCF Maria developed her own style of design based on organic life and shapes taken from nature, combined with a mystical element of life forms from outer space. This unique combination led to a creative final project which she is very proud to present. Through experimentation Maria learned to use digital technology such as rapid prototyping, which enabled her to create the pieces that she had envisaged. Maria continues to update and perfect her skills with a combination of self study and short courses.
5. for PROJECT 104 and KapriTV http://vimeo.com/72962988
6.BA Graduate collection selected for a campaign to promote the Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarships to global audiences (featured on a range of platforms in the campaign, including social media, the UAL website, emails and on posters that placed in London’s Underground stations)