Maiden-Art is an Italian jewelry and accessories brand based in Milan and founded in 2007 by Maristella Colombo. Maiden-Art means Pure Art, in other words to dress the Art. Its world is made of research, innovation and irony. Maiden-Art collections are created with the language of Italian elegance, sophisticated and glamorous. All creations are made exclusively in the best quality materials and entirely handmade by Italian crafstman. Maiden-Art is not only about fashion, but it’s the result of the fusion between art and experimentation. The artistic work of the designer like photography, video art, performance become naturally the inspiration for Maiden-Art’s creations.
Maristella Colombo was born on 4th April 1979. She lives in Milan, where she graduated in Art Direction in Communication & Visual Design at “The International College of Arts and Sciences”. She got also a Master degree in Fashion Design at London Marangoni Fashion School, a diploma in Textile Design and in Fashion Business & Management at London College of Fashion. She worked as a cool hunter and fashion designer for Brums Childrenswear line of Preca Brummel, for womenswear collection for Boudicca in London and for Susan Cianciolo in New York. For four years she was lecturer of fashion design collection, cool hunting, history of fashion at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Turin. In 2007 she founded the brand Maiden-Art - fashion jewelry and accessories collection, made of Italian soul but with international spirit. Fashion designer, illustrator, artistic photographer and video artist, she presented her works in many exhibitions and international festivals like: BJCEM Biennial of Young Artist of Europe and Mediterranean, Artech Media Digital Art Festival in Spain, AWW International Youth Salon in Alessandria of Egypt and “Trophes des Createurs de Mode” at Cannes Festival’s palace in France, thanks to the sponsorship of Movin’up – GAI Association for Young Artist.
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"Her creations are complex and dreamlike, with a strong visual impact, on the notes of a London, rock and roll style, revisited with a made-in-Italy twist. We are talking about Maristella Colombo, jewellery designer of Maiden-Art, an acces- sories and jewellery brand founded in 2007 in Milan. What does Maiden-Art mean? At first glance we think of love for art, and maybe we are not that far away, since the name is synonymous with Pure Art, "dressing up art".
The world of Maiden-Art is characterized by research, innovation and irony. The col- lections are designed with the language of elegance and Italian taste. All creations are realized exclusively with high-quality materials and entirely handmade by artisans. Maiden-Art is not just a fashion project, but also the result of blending art with expe- rimentation through photography, video-art and performance. In short, living on the thin boundary that separates pure art from the fascination of couture."