MARINA EEЯRIE is a young Italian-based brand started by Marina Timonova in 2021.
Marina, who was born on the island of Sakhalin, Russia, attended a fashion design school in London. After working at Alexander McQueen, Self-Portrait and 16Arlington as a student and graduating during the first lockdown, she moved to Puglia, Italy, to discover local artisans and to launch her first collection. Facing the pandemic and escaping a big city made her rethink the professional goals and focus on how to create a sustainable and ethical brand from scratch.
COLLECTION 000 is her first collection and it is based on Marina's graduation designs. It is a story about a woman, her role in the political system, and in history. There are mixed feelings about the beauty of the people and Russian culture in contrast with the current realities. When designing this collection, she was mixing the elements of Russian national costumes, Russian braids which are a symbol of beauty and purity, with chains and parts of military uniforms which symbolise aggression, dictatorship, violence, and lack of freedom of modern times. The heroine who is wearing these designs is a girl who is fighting the Thought Police.