Marlín Birna is the new star at Vegan Mode and is part of a new and lager choise for our customers with of course handbags and wallets but also jewellery and clothes as t-shirts and socks in organic cotton 100% made in France and soon also some ready to wear.
Marlín was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. In 1995 she moved to London to study Fashion Design and Technology at the London College of Fashion. This exciting experience for the young Icelandic, opened up a wealth of opportunity in the design industry where Marlín, in true entrepreneurial style, was able to unleash her creative, eye catching ideas and transfer those ideas into actual collections starting with her own label.
An introduction to the creative team at Lancôme UK, resulted in Marlín being awarded best designer for the Lancôme UK, Department Store employees uniform, for 2 years in a row.
Marlín's highest profile client during that period was the famous Icelandic singer Björk. Marlín worked in collaboration with the artist as one of her preferred bespoke costumier for several award ceremonies, media engagements and video outfits during the late 90's.
Marlín went on to work in central London alongside the respected and renowned worldwide independent footwear designer Marta Jónsson.
Jewellery by Marlín Birna is her latest creative adventure. Carving a niche and unique twist to creative cufflinks, pendants and bracelets designs, in the innovative material, Piñatex, made from Pineapple Leaves Fibres. Piñatex is a new and very exciting material used in handbags but also starting to take being introduced in jewellery like Marlín Birna does with a mixture of metal and Piñatex.