MAIDEN ART

...fusing art and experimentation

Maiden-Art is an Italian conceptual design brand of clothing, accessories and jewellery for both men and women. Maiden-Art means Pure Art, in other words, to dress the Art. Its world is made up of research, innovation and irony… with open eyes to the market’s needs. Maiden-Art is not only about fashion; it’s the result of the fusion between art and experimentation. The designers, Maristella Colombo and Gabriele Negri, come from two different and complementary artistic backgrounds. Their artistic backgrounds in photography, video art, performance and sound design naturally become the inspiration for Maiden-Art's creations. Their upcoming projects are: a music record label, an avant-garde magazine and a plunge into product design.

To both Maristella and Gabriele this collection appears timeless, unique and precious. "Heirloom" is the first Maiden-Art collection that embraces a wide range of different colours, from sky blue to red, from multicolour cork to sea green, from gold to silver, but always maintaining the black and white contrast, Maiden-Art's signature. The collection is composed of jewellery and accessories.

The high quality materials are the soul of the collection: soft leather and suede laser-cut, natural cork processed with new technologies, mixed and in contrast with silver and Swarovski crystals. Every design is unique, entirely handmade in Italy. The collection is made to dream, to embellish the body with flashes of light, colour, freshness and brightness.

Nothing inspires us like...
Art.

I hope...
That dreams will come true.

Cultural influences...
Are very important in our designs. We come from Italy and we like our traditions and styles. In fact, our collections are totally handmade in Italy by Italian artisans. We especially love the Italian craftsmanship, the passion for perfect tailoring, but then, we also lived in London and in New York, and were able to discover the energy and creativity in those two cities which influenced our work significantly.

We got where we are...
Because of our hard work.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be cruel! It's not easy... It's a difficult industry. We learned to be very strong and the only way to succeed is to work very hard. However, we strongly believe in it because it is one of the most creative industries!

Love now...
Because there might be no tomorrow.

Faith in...
Ourselves and the people who believe in us and are important to us.

Creativity comes...
From a mysterious world.

If we could...
We would live our lives again, and we would dream the same dreams!

We have never...
Regretted anything.

Our dreams are...
Coming true soon...

Pain comes from...
When you don't reach your goal.

NYC/London/Paris/Milan are to us…
The electricity, the dark and mysterious world, the dream and our hometown: safe and secure.

We are perfectionists...
Always.

Incompetence...
Is the worst element we found in people and in the world.