That’s it folks!
If you’ve just landed on the page hoping to shop and we’re not here, it’s because after almost eight amazing years of running Marina London, I have decided to put the brand to sleep.
I know that some of you have followed its journey from the very beginning when I first started in 2011, maybe because you are friends of mine, maybe family, friends of friends or you just came across it on Instagram. Whatever the reason, thank you for still being here today & for reading this message.
My name is Marina Guergova. I am 32.I am Bulgarian & the founder of the brand.
I was born in Sofia & I came over to London with my mum, grandma & two year old sister when I was ten years old and spoke about 2% English. I went to uni at Central Saint Martins, where I graduated with a BA in Fashion Design & Marketing.
After numerous long-hour internships at Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, David Szeto & Emilia Wickstead, I decided to launch a brand that focused on silk & show that silk is beautiful in block colours & in contemporary effortless shapes.
Some of you might have met my amazing studio manager, Ellen, who has been with me for the last 4/5 years. She has helped me grow the business & I would’ve been nothing without her.
We will be reflecting on these eight years of running a brand & examining where the fashion world is heading to. We are at a critical point & things are changing for the better.
The brand is ultimately not ethical, sustainable nor fully inclusive by today’s standards & I think it’s important to be honest about this.
For now it feels right to put the brand to sleep. A change is good & I believe that it leads to progress. To the many women I have met along the way - god it’s been amazing! ♥
We will be announcing a two day farewell event, during May, so follow us on Instagram to stay in the know.
There is a message form so that you can still stay in touch!
Thank you to all the amazing women who will be roaming the world, representing the brand by wearing it.
Couldn’t be happier!
MARINA LONDONStudio 34Action House53 Sandgate Street SE15 1LE