Marie Crochet


Born in Murcia, Spain, Maria Luisa Calvo has a background in fine art and studied haute couture dressmaking at the International School of Design and Fashion Isa in Madrid, where she specialised in pattern-making and womenswear.

She started her own brand, Coscoletas, a word originating in southeastern Spain and meaning to give someone a piggyback. For her, it conjures up roots, happiness and above all the recovery of illusions. She learned to crochet in childhood and has brought that influence to bear upon her creations today.

Marie has recently moved to London, where she took part in the Ideas Tap Popup Shop at BoxPark in Shoreditch over Easter.

The clothing

Coscoletas crochet products have been successful in Spain, where they are sold in 10 stores and via her website. Her products have been featured in magazines including InStyle and Yo Dona.

Maria earned the nickname “Marie Crochet” in the design world and it has stuck. She has since expanded her line to include headdresses, bags and womenswear.

What she says

“I put special emphasis on careful handmade finish and avoid the mass industrial production that I think tends to separate designers from their work.”

What we say

Combining urban chic with elegant vintage, Marie’s designs offer a welcome alternative to high-street couture. Playful, pragmatic and very pretty.

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