Accessories & Shoe Design Intensive. Istituto Marangoni Florence 2020-2021.
Maria E. is a Colombian Accessories Designer, graduate of the Istituto Marangoni in Florence.
Maria E.'s background is related to visual and plastic arts, both expanding her creativity. After a year in France, she came back to Colombia to study marketing and communication with a focus on advertising and graphic design.
After that her experience in a creative agency brought her to follow her dream and become an accessory designer.
The sustainable collection found inspiration in the
traditional Italian food and dining culture.
Sharing and connecting with people and appreciating nature are the main ideas underlying the designer’s reinterpretation of Tod’s shoes and bags.
In order to have a more efficient use of materials and therefore less waste, Chrome free leather and recycled tire rubbers were used.
"I chose to reinterpret Tod's Italian lifestyle."
From sharing at the table, to enhancing Italian lifestyle with an urban luxury picnic, the desire is to make disposables un-disposable and reusable.
The "XX" collection connects with the concept of expansion, by using certain techniques and manipulations on the materials.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW
Watch the mentoring session between Tonne Goodman, Sustainability Editor at Vogue US, and Maria E. Nates.
As part of the initiative, six international editors, journalists and fashion experts give their personal points of view on the students' works.