Monday, August 30, 2010
Official launch of MRJ in the New Designer Showcase!
Photographer: Gino Spera
Greetings from Fish and Chips HQ!
We are very excited to announce that this week we shall be launching our final New Designer Showcase at 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'.
Josephine Raffaella Magno, Director and brand designer of MRJ, who was recently one of our host designers at our children's workshops with JEF, will be taking over the temporary installation room in the gallery. The Italian-American designer, who has been based in Vienna for the past 2 years, will be presenting her debut collection of wearable, hands-free bags which are focused around human kinetics and recycling taking influence from themes including aviation apparel and Amelia Earhart.
Josephine studied Industrial Fashion Design at SUN in Aversa and has 10 years industry experience working between Italy and California for a range of both commercial and high end brands. Her previous employment has seen her working in the accessories sector with companies that deal with clients including Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin and Roberto Cavalli. From growing up in Naples, Italy and being surrounded by leather craft and the inner workings of her family's atelier, Josephine has progressed into building up her own brand aesthetic which works around her concept. The MRJ label has also been invited to showcase as part of MQ Vienna Fashion Week commencing next month in which she will be presenting her collection to buyers and the media.
On September 1st Josephine will be unveiling her first MRJ collection in the showcase at 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' and we invite you to come along! There will be free drinks for our visitors and the chance to see the debut of her work alongside a short speech around 6pm.
We will be kicking off the launch event at 5pm in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL in the MuseumsQuartier, the exhibition is free so come and join us!
See you there!
Team Fish and Chips