Since she was a teenager, Maria Marinescu showed her passion for art (inspired by her uncle, the painter Paul Gherasim), attending between 1995 – 1997, Duke Ellington Art School Washington, drawing and painting major. She specialized in Fashion Design for 4 years at Parson University Paris, followed by fashion and design summer classes at FIT and a three month internship at Marc Jacobs, accessory department. In 2007 she launched her first pret-a-porter collection. Her inspiration came from Hollywood’s 50’s movies: tutu skirts, square necklines and headbands in original combinations. “Details are very important to me.” says the designer.
Between 2008-2009 she designed for the theatre, working for 6 month on the costumes for “A midsummer night’s dream” play at Metropolis Theatre. Bottom line, we can define her designs as unconventional, courageous and expansive, addressing the active, modern woman, sassy dresses with metallic or pastel accents, skirts from brocade or thin silk bohemian dresses.