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Mari Couci

Meike Kuhlmann is a young designer from Berlin who worked for Alexander McQueen for years. This inspiring experience made her want to create her own models, so she created Mari Couci en 2012 in Berlin.

Who are you?

After my degree in fashion design, I worked several years for Alexander Mc Queen, London and Kaviar Gauche, Berlin. Inspired by my past experience and the desire to create my own artistic designs, I founded the Berlin-based jewelry label „Mari Couci“ in 2012.

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Why did you choose to go into fashion?
I always had a creative vein. Since I was a teenager I knew that I’d like to study fashion design. Designing clothes or jewellery is for me the perfect way to express and transform my thoughts.

Could you describe to us your creative universe?
I love to experiment and to find new shapes and arrangements. The main elements I am working with are little metall parts (Kels-Elements). To give the jewellery an edgy touch I combine classy swarovski settings with these rough metal elements and leather cords.

What are your sources of inspiration?
For me inspiration is an ongoing process. I am always curious and keep my eyes open, observing everything around me very detailed. I am keeping it in my head until I need input for the designing process. Especially inspiring to me are architecture, nature and geometric forms. But if I am in an creative mood I can be inspired by everything

Could you tell us a couple words about your collaboration with MonDéfilé?
We met at Premiere Classe in Paris, had some phone calls afterwards and started our collaboration (I don’t have a lot to say yet). I am very much looking forward to our collaboration and curious to see the model pics.

If you were to be a piece of clothing or an accessory, what would you be?
I really cannot imagine to be an object. Neither I’d like to be one. My favorite combination though is a cute summer dress with rough accessories.

"I combine classy swarovski settings with these rough metal elements and leather cords"

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