RESTREPO Mary (Maria Restrepo)( Designer)
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Biography RESTREPO Mary (Maria Restrepo)
Items under the brand ROHKA (Rock) - is the creation of two designers - Maria Restrepo (Maria Restrepo) and John Fina (Ian Phin), working in Milan.
The idea of the studio Rohka born of their common passion for the study of various fabrics and textiles technology. Accumulation of knowledge was the basis for creating the first collection of accessories. Taking this direction, studio ROHKA began to introduce their experience in the field of textiles in garments and knitwear, both for women and men.
Maria was born in Colombia, where she received a law degree vUniversitete Los Andes (Universidad de Los Andes). However, interest in fashion fabrics and made Mary to continue their studies in Paris. There she met with the designer Romeo Gigli (Romeo Gigli) and adopted his proposal on. In the studio Gigli Maria worked for seven years and headed the production department of women's clothing.
Jan - a native of Scotland. In their homeland, in Dzhordanstoune he graduated from College of the Arts in the department of textile design, and then moved to London where he continued his studies at the Royal College of Art. His work also attracted Romeo Gigli, who invited John to Milan. The young Scot has worked for six years, and Gigli, of course, could not meet with Maria Restrepo.
In 1998 this couple was invited to an international team in the new Versace, the new research department of textiles, created to study and selection of new materials for the collections Haute Couture, and for the first line of pret-a-porter. In the same year, Maria and Ian started to work in his own consulting studio ROHKA, whose customers are Marni, Joyce and textile company John England, and created a fashionable line of the same name.