Since we’ve discovered Maria Dora, we’ve been keeping an eye on her work. Her latest collection FW17 is fresh and coherent, with the overarching brand vision.
Inspired by her mother and father, Maria combined modern shapes and colors with a hint of ’70s nostalgia. While working on the concept for the collection, she went back to her childhood memories and visualised them in a form of wearable garments.
“My father is a former Sandinista. He had all these ponchos and sailor tops, and these ginormous bell-bottoms,” shared the Los Angeles-based knitwear designer.
Ever single piece in the collection was made by skilled knitters, who used to create the knitwear for Rick Owens. The process took place in Palos Verdes, just south of Los Angeles, the city where Maria Dora is currently based. By working this way, she keeps and old craft from being forgotten.