Maria Intscher-Owrang
Chief Executive Officer, former VP of Design
Maria Intscher-Owrang
Chief Executive Officer, former VP of Design
Brooklyn, États-Unis
Plus de 10 ans d'expérience
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Maria Intscher-Owrang is a fashion innovator. Her critically-acclaimed designs have been featured on the covers and pages of the international fashion press for two decades. A graduate of London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins MA Fashion program under the guidance of legendary Louise Wilson OBE,


Maria is an experienced design leader, having worked at top fashion houses across 5 countries, as well as for her own eponymous brand founded in Antwerp, Belgium. Her research into sustainable and ethical luxury began in 2006, while designing for two of the first pioneering brands to take on these initiatives. Skilled in design direction, research, trend analysis, fashion illustration, textile design/sourcing, and draping, Maria is a highly creative designer with international experience and a passionate advocate for the modernization of the fashion industry.

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Advisory Board Member
Refashiond OS mar.. 2021 - Présent
New York, États-Unis

Advisor for sustainable on-demand domestic manufacturing system

Chief Executive Officer
Simplifyber déc.. 2, 2020 - Présent
New York/Raleigh, États-Unis

Team leadership, sustainable development, biomaterials research and innovation, concept, strategy, creative direction

VP/Design Director RTW
Vera Wang déc.. 8, 2014 - déc.. 1, 2020
New York, États-Unis

Team leadership, concept and design for runway collection, fabric sourcing, draping, budget oversight, fittings

Featured Speaker, New Sustainable Materials and Technology in Fashion
GITEX 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre oct.. 6, 2019 - oct.. 10, 2019
Dubai, Émirats arabes unis

Positive change within fashion has the power to change the world. Fashion can lead the world as a platform for new sustainable business models and methods of manufacturing. We now have the opportunity to modernize manufacturing within the fashion industry. This will have a global effect, due to both


the size and the visibility of the apparel industry. Fashion can be part of a positive movement towards less environmental impact from manufacturing of products.

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Designer III, Women's Collection
Calvin Klein Collection mar.. 1, 2012 - nov.. 1, 2014
New York, États-Unis

Design for wovens and concept research for both runway and commercial collections

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Head Designer, Richmond X
John Richmond fév.. 1, 2011 - jan.. 1, 2012
Forlì, Italie

Concept and design for women's diffusion line (wovens and knits), color and fabric selection, print design

Women's Design Director
Edun jan.. 1, 2008 - oct.. 1, 2009
New York, États-Unis

Concept and design for women's collection, sustainable and fair trade fabric sourcing/manufacturing

Design Director
Linda Loudermilk sept.. 1, 2006 - jan.. 1, 2008
Los Angeles, États-Unis

Team leadership, design for ecologically sustainable runway collection, bags and fabrics. Pioneering sustainability research, development and innovation

Creative Director/Founder
Maria Intscher oct.. 1, 2000 - sept.. 1, 2006
Forlì, Italy / Antwerp, Belgique

Team Leadership, creative direction, concept and design for wovens, knit, accessories, denim and prints, fabric sourcing

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Senior Designer
Strenesse avr.. 1, 1999 - août. 1, 2000
Nördlingen, Allemagne

Design for women's runway and denim lines

Assistant Designer
Dirk Bikkembergs jan.. 1, 1998 - mar.. 1, 1999
Antwerp, Belgique

Design for wovens, knits and accessories and fabric sourcing for women's runway collection

Design Assistant
Alexander McQueen juil.. 1, 1997 - oct.. 1, 1997
London, Royaume-Uni

Design support, patterns and production for showpieces

MA Fashion (Womenswear)
Central Saint Martins (London) sept.. 1995 - juin. 1997
London, Royaume-Uni
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HND Design (Fashion)
Nene College / University of Northampton sept.. 1993 - juin. 1995
Northampton, Royaume-Uni
Secteurs d'activité





Team Leadership

Creative Direction

cross-functional team management

highly effective communicator

wovens design

Apparel Design

Knitwear Design

Sustainable Innovation


product creation

biomaterials innovation

circularity planning

circular economy



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Freelance / Missions
Temps plein
Temps partiel
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