This year, Maria is celebrating 30 years in the fashion industry - a major milestone and a wonderful opportunity to reminisce about her work. Here are some of the highlights of her exceptional career so far:
2008: Designed Costumes for the Joffrey Ballet’s Age of Innocence
Edwaard Liang’s masterful, contemporary choreography gave me the chance to do refreshing design work outside of the classical, formal context we associate with most ballet. This was a forward-thinking production and it was an honor to be a part of it.
This was my first store! I found it so liberating to be able to speak directly to my customers without the store buyer middlemen. And I was able to present my work in a cohesive way. This was the moment where I felt like I really took control of my own destiny!