Masha Ma

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Masha Ma
Born China
Education Central Saint Martins
Occupation Fashion designer
Awards 2011 Short-listed for WGSN “Breakthrough Designer” of the year
2011 Short-listed for Lycra Emerging Talent of the Year
2010 Best International Innovation Award, CCDC Design Contest
2010 Best International Innovation Award, CCDC Design Contest
2009 The Puma CSM Bursary Award
2009 Best International Innovation Award, CCDC Design Contest
2008 Chloé’s design competition
2006 Final listed in Lancôme Colour Designs Award
Labels Masha Ma
Website
http://www.masha-ma.com/

Masha Ma is a Chinese fashion designer. Her collections have been featured in leading publications such as Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Pop, French Playboy, Cosmopolitan and L'Officiel.

Career[edit]

Masha Ma received her M.A. in Women's Wear from Central Saint Martins in 2008. During her studies she was an assistant to well-known designers Veronique Branquinho and Alexander McQueen. Also while in school, Masha's graduate collection was selected and shown at London Fashion Week and subsequently purchased by B store, a retail fashion store in London.[1]

Since graduating Masha has been presenting her AW and SS collections during Fashion Week each year, both in London and Paris. In 2010, Masha collaborated with the British graphic designer Neville Brody on an art-fashion crossover installation for Get It Louder, an influential Chinese art and design bienalle that features both emerging and established artists from China and abroad.[2][3] She has also collaborated with Naomi Campbell,[4] Lane Crawford,[5] among others.

Her designs are known for their futuristic, feminine characteristics, minimalism, use of color white, and industrial and nature influences such as New York City's Meatpacking District[6] and the crystallized formations of snowflakes.[7] In an interview, Masha has characterized her own brand as "modern, chic, femininity".[8] Contrary to Chinese standards in the garment industry, Masha imports her fabrics in small orders.[9]

Masha's most recent collection, MASHA MA SS13 "Betta Storm", was shown at Paris Fashion Week during October 2012. It was subsequently sold in Spiga 2, a Milan-based boutique project by Dolce & Gabbana, and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong and Istanbul.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MASHA MA". BusinessofDesignWeek. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  2. ^ "2010 Get it Louder: Sharism (Beijing) (group)". ArtDaily. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Get It Louder: China's Most Influential and Closely-Watched Exhibition of Emerging, Young Talent". ArtLinkArt. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Yoox China X Naomi Campbell: Fashion With A Cause". JingDaily. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  5. ^ "One-of-a-Kind Creative Charity Bear in Beijing". LCInsider. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Masha Ma Plays it Cool". InterviewMagazine. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  7. ^ "Behind the Scenes with Swarovski: Masha Ma". style.com. 2013-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Masha Ma". JC Report. December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "ChinaFile: Made in China, Branded in Paris". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  10. ^ "Let Us Introduce You to the Spiga 2 Protagonists of SS12". Swide. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 

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