Maqu designs practical, classic clothing with a timeless aesthetic.
Our garments are made with innovative fabrics, using sustainable manufacturing methods.
As a child in the 1980s, Marisa Fuentes Prado grew up seeing her grandmother’s clothing production in Lima, Peru.
Later, she began co-operating with various artists and was passionate about photography and painting. Around the
same time, she developed an ever-increasing desire to design clothes herself. Marisa went on to study fashion design In Lima,
gained work experience in the fashion industry and finally became part of the team of her favourite designer Henrik Vibskov in
Copenhagen in 2013 then in 2014 at the Freya Dalsjø studio as well. Since Maqu was the nickname already given to her
by her family and friends, presenting her designs under the same name seemed like the obvious choice.
After being involved in productions for the fashion weeks in Copenhagen and Paris, Marisa moved to Berlin. In Berlin, she would
blend and combine design influences from various parts of the world in an open and dynamic setting to create a lasting design.
In 2016, the Maqu Green Project was founded. For this project, art,
design and practicability are combined with social and ecological sustainability.
We exclusively work with producers and tailors that we know personally. We pay great attention to the fact that our quality standards are met,
and that working conditions and a fair compensation for an adequate living standard are ensured.