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Mária Štraneková

Mária Štraneková

area: Fashion design

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Photo: Jena Sinkova

Natural Mode

Photo: Jena Sinkova

Natural Mode

Photo: Jena Sinkova

Natural Mode

Photo: Jena Sinkova

Natural Mode

Photo: Jena Sinkova

Key Facts

nationality

Slovakia

area

Fashion design

residence

Považská Bystrica

recommending institution

Combinat

time period

September 2020 - September 2020

Slovak designer and lecturer Mária Štraneková, alias mayamay, has been active on local and international fashion scene since 2005.

She is a regular participant of exhibitions, particularly fashion shows presenting sophisticated and unique design based on ideas such as sustainability, tradition, innovation and the mutual relation between fashion art and design. In her work she fully uses the potential of an interdisciplinary collaboration with designer artists and studios. Her mostly minimalist garments are not only functional and visually attractive, but also contain a philosophical approach - message on tag called “Life care instruction” which is not an advice on how to take care of your clothes but your life, which is most important of all.

She gained professional experiences at foreign student placement, exchanges and workshops (Alexander Mc-Queen, Preen, London). She is a holder of various awards and main prizes (Top Styl Designer 2007, Brillance Fashion Talent 2009, Rings on Water 2010) and an active member of expert committees and international juries.

Her work was recently presented at Central European Fashion Days Budapest, Designblok Prague, Vancouver fashion week, International Fashion Showcase London and New York.

Project info

Networking with Fashion Industry in Vienna, preparations for MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK.20, Artist-in- Residence- FASHIONSHOW at VIENNA FASHION WEEK.20 at MQ FASHION NIGHT
Lecture for Fashion Students in Vienna at the AiR- Studio in Q21 during or after MQVFW.20

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