Behind the Design {Gina Marie}

Classic design.

A collection of vintage-inspired heirlooms.

Staple pieces worn for a lifetime, not just a season.

Handmade in the USA.

This summer we met Gina Marie at the Launch Party for her new line. We immediately fell in love with her classic, elegant designs as well as her soft spoken, down-to-earth demeanor. Watch out for her…she is the REAL DEAL! 

Photo Via: MN Daily

Gina Marie recently graduated from FIDM-Los Angeles (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) majoring in Fashion Design but started her fashion career in the 4th grade after receiving her first sewing machine.

Although Gina had always wanted to design her own line, the turning point really began when fresh out of school she wasn’t able to land a designing job-due to the economy.

Full Length Skirt - Noir

Her Father gave her some great advice: If you can’t find a job designing a fashion line than start your own line.

So she did.

Tunic Dress - Ivory Lace

Tunic Dress - Noir Lace

Tunic Dress - Noir

Tunic Dress - Nude

Q. What surprised you the most about the process of developing your own line?

The time it took to complete the line start to finish. It was an entire year.

Q. Why Vintage?

I’ve always loved retro & vintage clothing. So I took the classic elements of those styles and created my line in silk and lace to create simple basics that will last a long time. My goal was to design a line that you would want to have in your wardrobe forever and are able to reintroduce throughout your life rather than be trendy.

Q. Who will buy your clothes?

I originally designed the clothes for women in my age group. However, after showing the clothing to my mother and her friends, I was pleased to see that they also like them. They will all wear them differently but I feel that it showcases the true beauty of the line and the ability to keep them in your closet for a long time.

Twist Top - Nude

Q. What should we expect in your future?

I do not plan to have “seasons” for my line but rather to build onto the collection, never getting rid of old pieces.

I plan to sell in local boutiques in the Twin Cities as well as my website. Eventually, to grow outside of the Twin Cities into other markets.


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