If you’ve ever doubted the idea of speaking lofty yet tangible goals into existence, Marina Moscone and her burgeoning fashion career may convince you to reconsider.
“I fell in love with fashion at a very young age,” Moscone tells us from her white-walled, sun-filled apartment on the west side of Manhattan. “When I was three, I told my parents, ‘I’m going to be a fashion designer,’ and when I was seven I said, ‘I’m moving to New York to go to Parsons.’”
The Vancouver native made that move to New York to attend Parsons 12 years ago. Following a stint as an agent representing fashion photographers and stylists, she joined Peter Som’s team, eventually becoming design director and splitting her time between New York, Italy, and Asia. Then, in 2017, she made good on her childhood declaration and launched her namesake label alongside her sister, Francesca.
“I’m always really conscious that clothes should fit into the context of your everyday life,” Moscone says of her approach to design. “I think a progressive and modern woman—whether you’re working all day, traveling all the time, a mother, or all of the above—you want to wear something that you feel really good in, and you don’t want to change three times a day. Your clothes have to take you to wherever you’re going in the morning, to wherever you’re going after work, and maybe on a plane.”
Moscone’s wardrobe of fluid wide-leg trousers, menswear-inspired shirting, and draped dresses (punctuated with Prada platforms and vintage handbags) makes a strong case for a less-is-more, quality-over-quantity sensibility. We left her home impressed, inspired, and ready to add her Basque blazers and bustier tops to our closets.
Click through for a look at her designs, the stories behind her favorite vintage pieces, and more on her career.