Marvielab is a brand founded by Mariavittoria Sargentini.
She was born in Perugia on November 9, 1976. She has lived, studied and worked between Umbria, Sicily, Tuscany, Sardinia and Emilia-Romagna.
After studying art, philosophy, design and fashion, she has worked as an assistant in the style dept. of Antonio Marras for two years and for Maurizio Altieri’s Carpe Diem for three years. Here, the participation in the creation of the line ‘Line’ marks the culmination of her educational development, and the consequent birth of her own brand.
Her first project S+M+L appears for the first time at Pitti Rooms, in June 2007, immediately exciting the interest of public and press.
In the same year, S+M+L and T-shirt projects were presented at White Inside and won the White Inside Award.
In 2008, Mariavittoria participated in the project C.L.A.S.S., using eco-sustainable materials, and presented her new project entitled j² at Pitti’s and White’s.
In 2009, she was one of the seven designers selected to take part in Who’s On Next, a contest organized by Vogue Italia and Altaroma, held in Florence during Pitti Uomo. In this occasion she presented the project Coating. In July 2010 it was the turn of the first project Marvielab dedicated to accessories: sUole.
In January 2012, during men’s fashion week in Paris, it presents for the first time ReCikli. While the project, Maglia/Tessuto, was presented in the same year, in October during Paris Women’s Fashion week.
In March and in October 2015 she brought to Paris U/U/U/, the project in collaboration with a group of students of IUAV University of Venice.
In 2016, January in Copenhagen and March in Paris, she presented Re_Versi and BagrOund, focused respectively on reversible clothes in limited, experimental fabrics and ‘objects’ as bags, sacks and backpacks.
The latest projects of the brand are Re_construction, Re_trace and Re_mind.
The common thread that gives continuity to the “Re_” project is the will of the designer to find and reclaim her own origins, blending them with key concepts acquired in time and with her practice, within the context she lives. “Re” as a prefix that refers to something that already exists, but which also bears the seed of the new. The will to recover and revisit: a backward path that explores, the personal relationship between body and dress, between mind and matter, between actual locations and places of the mind.
Since 2010, Mariavittoria is also professor of design in the BA in Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts of IUAV University of Venice.