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Occupation: Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Marina Moscone.
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada.
Studio Location: Manhattan.
Describe what you make: I make luxury ready-to-wear and accessories for women. My brand is known for its impeccable tailoring, modern silhouettes, and an unwavering commitment to Italian quality and craftsmanship. I recently launched Casa, a range of products for the home.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The architectural and interior renovation of Via Roma, my family’s home in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Describe the problem your work solves: Casa consists of unique pieces for the home that are different from anything available in the market. The artisanal, and custom-designed textiles we use aren’t typically seen in home collections which is especially exciting for us.
Describe the project you are working on now: Marina Moscone Casa is a range of artfully-designed products for the home. I started developing this collection when I was overseeing the renovation of my family’s home in Italy, and this project was the creative catalyst that spurred the creation of Casa. The collection mirrors the aesthetic of my ready-to-wear collection and uses a lot of the same fabrics and textiles. Items include throw pillows, blankets, pajamas, small leather goods, and more. Casa is a natural extension of the warm, yet minimalist mood of the world of Marina Moscone.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Casa just launched in time for the holiday gifting season on www.marinamoscone.com. We are also launching our first handbag collection which debuts in Spring 2023.
What you absolutely have to have in your studio: Sant Eustachio espresso from Rome; Amaretti from Abruzzo (my home region in Italy); a growing stack of art books; iTunes playlists made by me from my trips; monochromatic flowers arranged by me.
What you do when you’re not working: Drink Italian red wine. I’m a Knight of the Wines and Truffles of Alba, so it’s next level wining. Play tennis. Extend work trips into long weekends and persuade friends to meet me. Life is too short to not take advantage of these types of opportunities!
Sources of creative envy (dead or alive): I don’t creatively compare myself with anyone.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Mental clutter.
Concrete or marble? Concrete
High-Rise or townhouse? Townhouse
Remember or forget? Depends
Aliens or ghosts? Alien
Dark or light? Dark