Diana Marin is a young contemporary designer born in Constanta and based in Bucharest, Romania. Her passion about fashion and clothing started at young age, when she was 7 years old and has learned how to use a sewing machine for the first time.
As years passed by, her interest grew and in 2015 she created her first clothing line, called ‘’House of Submarine’’ which took inspiration from the places she grew up in, the coast of the Black Sea of Romania. During this time, she finished her bachelor studies at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, where she received the ‘’Business Administration’’ Diploma.
Despite her initial studies, Diana decided it was time to continue her passion, fashion design, so in 2018 she enrolled at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. During this time, she embraced the art of design and culture from which she continuously took inspiration. After graduating with honors, she continued her personal evolution regarding garment manufacturing and design, while following her old-time passion of breaking the cultural boundaries.
After spending two months in New Delhi, India, working as a design consultant, she decided it was time to return home and follow her own path. This was the moment when the label ‘’DIANA MARIN’’ was born.
Being far from home and meeting new difficulties enabled her to get in touch with the concept of people being ‘’only human’’ in the end. She quietly observed the world around and discovered that the only currency between cultures, religions, languages and geographical locations is emotion. So, she did what most of the artists do: she translated it in colors and shapes.
In her projects, she explores the dimensions of color and contrast, while trying to steal a smile from the people watching her garments. Adopting the role of an independent young designer, Diana is continuously trying to be relevant within the fashion industry, while innovating through construction of garment, production techniques and textiles. In her projects, she often includes reversible items, detachable pieces or transformative features like in the project called ‘’The Pocket Hoodie’’, where a jacket has more than 7 ways of wearing and also transforms into a funny pack.
While following the beat of her own drum, Diana has never stayed away from the fashion scene of Romania. She has interned for the beloved designer Lana Dumitru in 2016, where she became an appreciated member of the team.
Currently she works as a 3D designer for her own ready-to-wear brand, taking inspiration from the streets while moving towards complete digitalisation. The new vision embraces sustainability and ethical production of garments.
Diana Marin este un tanar designer contemporan, nascut in Constanta si care activeaza momentan in Bucuresti, Romania. Pasiunea ei pentru moda si imbracaminte a inceput la o varsta frageda, cand avea 7 ani si a invatat pentru prima data sa foloseasca masina de cusut.
Pe masura ce anii au trecut, interesul ei a crescut si in 2015 a creat prima ei linie de imbracaminte, numita ‘’House of Submarine’’, care a fost inspirata din locurile in care a crescut, coasta Marii Negre a Romaniei. In acest timp, si-a terminat studiile de licenta la Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, unde a primit Diploma ‘’Administrarea Afacerilor’’.
In ciuda studiilor initiale, Diana a decis ca este timpul sa-si continue pasiunea, designul vestimentar, asa ca in 2018 s-a inscris la Istituto Europeo di Design din Milano, Italia. In acest timp, ea a imbratisat arta designului si a culturii din care s-a inspirat continuu. Dupa ce a absolvit cu onoruri, ea si-a continuat evolutia personala in ceea ce priveste fabricarea si designul articolelor de imbracaminte, urmarindu-si pasiunea de altadata de a depasi granitele culturale.
Dupa ce a petrecut doua luni in New Delhi, India, lucrand ca consultant de design, ea a decis ca este timpul sa se intoarca acasa si sa-si urmeze propriul drum. Acesta a fost momentul in care a luat nastere labelul ‘’DIANA MARIN’’.
A fi departe de casa si a intalni noi dificultati i-au permis sa intre in contact cu conceptul ca oamenii sunt „numai oameni” in cele din urma. Ea a observat in liniste lumea din jur si a descoperit ca singura moneda intre culturi, religii, limbi si locatii geografice este emotia. Asadar, a facut ceea ce fac majoritatea artistilor: a tradus acest concept in culori si forme.
In proiectele sale, ea exploreaza dimensiunile culorii si contrastului, incercand in acelasi timp sa fure un zambet oamenilor care ii privesc hainele. Adoptand rolul unui tanar designer independent, Diana incearca continuu sa fie relevanta in industria modei, inovand in acelasi timp prin constructia de articole de imbracaminte, tehnici de productie si textile. In proiectele ei, ea include adesea articole reversibile, piese detasabile sau caracteristici transformatoare, cum ar fi in proiectul numit „The Pocket Hoodie”, unde o jacheta are mai mult de 7 moduri de purtare si, de asemenea, se transforma intr-o borseta.
In timp ce urmarea ritmul propriei tobe, Diana nu a stat niciodata departe de scena modei din Romania. A fost intern pentru indragitul designer Lana Dumitru in 2016, unde a devenit un membru apreciat al echipei.
In prezent, lucreaza ca designer 3D pentru propriul ei brand de pret-a-porter, inspirandu-se de pe strazi si indreptandu-se catre digitalizarea completa. Noua viziune imbratiseaza sustenabilitatea si productia etica a articolelor de imbracaminte.