Marco graduated from Musashino Art University in a fashion major.
he also works as a costume designer for musicians, creating theater costumes and order made wedding dress. in 2010 started a collaboration line with Japanese brand BLANK together creating a special dress line known as BLANK × MARCO. in 2012 he started his own brand "STAIA".
here are some images from STAIA Spring & Summer 2013.
Maaike is a high-end womenswear label based in Auckland, New
Zealand and represents the creativity of designers Abby van
Schreven and Emilie Pullar. After studying in the South Island they
both moved to Auckland where they worked in the industry before
coming together with a shared motivation to create something
different that people would want to wear.
The ongoing vision for the label is to create beautiful, original and
wearable garments for a wide age group of women who have a
confidence and quirkiness in the way they dress and a love of
original design. The collections are always a suprising mixture of
dripping silks and more tailored pieces with black being a big focus
as well as a strong hit of vibrant colours.
For the upcoming Summer 13 season, the designers continue their
love affair with black, mixed with a bold use of gold, teal and a
vibrant pop of fluro peach. Two original prints are used, both
around the idea of x ray vision. The first being a fluid mixture of x
rayed bones that have been mirrored and tiled, while the other a
more fun graphic black and white pattern of glasses and zig zags.
Paneled and fitted garments are mixed beautifully with oversized
silk shapes to create a collection of pieces that work well layered
together or worn on their own. http://maaikeclothing.com/