Maureen Vorswijk began her career in fashion, working in Amsterdam as a wardrobe stylist for theater shows, and several fashion projects. After designing her own lingerie and fashion collection her designs were also worn in music videos, photo shoots and fashion shows. After 8 years Maureen made a career switch and she choose for her first love, Jewelry. First she solely made pieces for herself so she could develop her own designer handwriting. When family, friends and strangers requested that Maureen designed and make them pieces of their own she decided it was time to start thinking about her first collection, and MAUKE V Jewelry was born. While composing images for MAUKE V there was another mission which had to be accomplished as well. That was the moment a small lingerie collection was included and which she believes women would love to put their hands on.
Maureen Vorswijk doesn't follow any particular style, thoughts or rules but has created an own individual style which is made up of a combination of several existing styles. She draws from inner inspiration, from images of ancient times seeking their way through her mind into her hands, art, photography, old magazines, when looking at her family, personal transformation and her obsession for beautiful things. But the feeling she strives for is to create that piece of jewelry for her customers that makes them feel confident, feminine, strong the moment they put it on.
Maureen launched her first collection in 2012 during LFW using materials such as sterling silver, 14 kt gold, a variety of hand picked gemstones from Africa and natural material as leather cords for her entirely handcrafted and hand-polished jewelries. Handmade headpieces and feather necklaces were included.
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Fashion, lingerie and jewelry design
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