about mariañes

Mariañes is the creation of London based Indonesian fashion designer Maria Agnes. Inspired by a ten-year stint travelling the globe and designing collections from her then home in Bali, Maria Agnes wanted to create a new, ‘conscious’ collection, built on slow fashion principles: beautiful garments handmade from premium silks, linens, organic cottons, low impact and natural dyes, alongside accessories that contemporise classic Ikat designs produced by skilled artisans from across the Indonesian archipelago

A former actor and model in her hometown of Jakarta, Maria Agnes studied fashion design and merchandising at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia before continuing her studies in fashion design & pattern making at École Superiéure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (ESMOD).

More recently, she decided to deepen her understanding of the social and environmental impacts associated with the fashion industry by taking a module in sustainable design enterprise at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York.

Her designs reflect both her wanderlust and her love of meditation - think freedom, simplicity and uninhibited flow.