Marie Maglaque is a French embroidery accessory designer, currently based in Switzerland after living more than 10 years in Asia.
Marie caught the travel bug early on and graduated in 2001 from ESMOD Paris, an international fashion school, with a degree in fashion design and pattern making. Shortly after she moved to Florence (Italy) where she learnt Italian, studied jewelry design and did an internship at the fashion label Emilio Pucci's HQ.
In 2004, an opportunity to work in Tokyo as a marketing assistant for a French jeweler initiated her passion for Japan. Later on work led her to live in Singapore where she founded her family before moving to several other countries in Asia.
Marie takes her inspiration from floral patterns and laces as well as embroidery materials. Her favorite includes cup sequins, tiny beads and DMC cotton threads with vibrant colors. Though her background is in fashion and jewelry designs, Marie is a self-taught embroiderer and only works with embroidery needles, mostly on felt & lace bases.
In addition to selling finished pieces and exhibiting, Marie is also teaching workshops in several languages and most recently published her first DIY book in Japan (by Tatsumi Publishing).
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