Maristella Colombo is an Italian Designer, who lives and works in Milan, where she graduated in Art Direction in Communication & Visual Design at “The International College of Arts and Sciences”. In 2003 she moved first to New York City and then to London, where she got 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. For several years she lived in Milan, London and New York, where she was involved in research and development of collections for the Brums line of Preca Brummel, development of womenswear collections for Boudicca, London based brand and for Susan Cianciolo, New York based brand. For five years she was a professor and lecturer of fashion design, fashion history and trend research at IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Turin. Afterwords she founded the brand Maiden-Art fashion jewelry and accessories collection, made of Italian soul but with an 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. Maristella Colombo in 2011 and was nominated coordinator of the Department of the Young Designers of Assomoda and from 2012 a lecturer for the prestigious Accademia del Lusso, fashion school in Milan.
Maiden-Art is an Italian jewelry and accessories brand, founded 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. The brand Maiden-Art was selected by Vogue Talents and the brand was included in the list of 140 Emerging Designers of Vogue Italy, thanks to a collection of small precious jewels clutches for P/E2011. Maiden-Art in 2011 and was also selected as a brand to represent the Italian made in Italy at the prestigious International Exhibition IFF Tokyo, thanks to the sponsorship of Hot House-Milano Pret a Porter. In February 2012, the designer of Maiden-Art, Maristella Colombo was selected as a finalist of the prestigious Young Entrepreneurs of the province of Novara, receiving an award for her work and for spreading a Made in Italy product in the World. Maiden-Art collections are frequently featured editorials from Vogue Italia & Vogue Shopping, Vogue.it, Style.it, Numero, Fashion Press Japan, Fudge & Ginza Magazine Japan, Fashion, Glamour Italia, Elle Italia & Very Elle Accessories, The Ophra Magazine USA, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused etc…
Jewelry designer Mitali Doshi’s line “AnMidO – All that’s BEAutiful !!!” is created with the sole intention of allowing customers to maintain their individual personality, and stand out in the crowd through her mildly adventurous designs. Mitali loves jewelry, and fashion in general, but did not like how she saw her own favorite pieces from retail stores on other people around her. “I want to feel beautiful when I wear eye catching jewelry, but I also want to be the only proud owner of that piece”, she felt.
Mitali’s collections are influenced by the diversity of the people she comes across every day; their cultures, their beliefs, the traditions and lifestyles. Her passion for creativity and detail can be seen in her intricately self-crafted jewelry pieces. Mitali believes in fusing a large gamut of colors to flow like a stream, just like a rainbow. Hand-picking her raw materials, she uses a wide variety ranging from natural stones, to gems, to semi-precious and gold plated pieces. Mitali’s process is simple – she creates what feels right.
You will be able to personally view AnMidO’s latest designs in May, 2013 in a Fashion event organized by a New Jersey-based online boutique (Sense of Style Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/events/427711917308135). Also, this year AnMidO will be one of the Vendors at the Connecticut Fashion Week in September. In the past, she was chosen “Designer of the Month” by New York-based fashion organization JUST OFF 7th AVE for their website launch in the month Jan 2012. In June 2012, AnMidO was also a part of a multi-designer fashion show at Amnesia, NYC along with international award winning designers. Mitali and her brand have been featured a few times in Boston-based fashion blog “The Fashion Hub”. Later last year, AnMidO creations were chosen for an exclusive photo-shoot alongside apparel designer Jennifer Chen for the launch of her new collection (Oct 2012).
You can find out more about AnMidO and jewelry designer Mitali Doshi using the following links:
I would describe my personal style as a girlish tomboy. I like to mix printed button down tops with a real feminine necklace or accessory. All of my accessories are from Endless Couture which I co-own. We make a lot of big, bold, and bright designs which allow me to wear a plain outfit if I want and still stand out. I would say my greatest accomplishment was finding the courage to start a company and believing that it can be successful.