Maria Ficalora 76 PR
Based in New York, NY
Alora is a collection of luxurious, hand crafted sweaters designed and made in New York City. Launched in November 2014, the collection is knit of 100% merino wool and 100% cotton yarns imported from Italy. Maria writes the patterns and oversees the knitters. The knitting is either hand loomed or hand knit and all hand finished. They are simply the finest quality and all made in the US.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
Streetwear, comfort, my students
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD?
I still use the same creative process I learned at RISD!
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
Body adornment! And costumes!
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
Participation in upcoming art events in San Francisco: SF Bazaar makers fairs, and Renegade SF
To see more of Maria's work, visit alora.nyc