We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Crimella and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maria, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It was a process, one thing led me to another. I never thought I would have an embroidery project when I started studying fine arts. But I do remember a change of thought that made me move forward with more confidence in my own project and that was understanding the wide variety of artists that exist. I was taught that artists work alone in their workshops with their works, once I freed my mind and allowed myself to be an artist whose works are part of garments, everything unfolded in a more organic way.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am lucky to travel and stay to live in different destinations during the year. That gave me two advantages. One being alone at times I can understand my feelings and sensations about what I do in more profound way and on the other hand it made me live lighter, which led me to work with textiles. They are light, recyclable materials and allow me to work with them in multiple ways.
Something in which my work differs from other artists is that my piece of art today is a sweater, it is a portable and transportable work that accompanies its owner.
I like to take risks in my work and try to move from my confort zone. The biggest risk lately was launching a collection of embroidered sweaters, something I had never done since I come from the branch of art and not fashion.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to visit the art collections around wynwood , I ‘ll definitely go first to Rubell museum. and then to The Bass that had very good artworks, and the restaurant is really cool then I would walk the streets of the art district. At night we’ll have dinner at Los Fuegos de francis mallman at FAENA hotel and would end the day having a drink in one of the little bars in south beach
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friends and family, that always believe in me
studio photo: @maylenalvarezph