Young Fashion Designer Maria Aurelia Birlea

Maria Aurelia Birlea (11) is both a model and an emerging fashion designer. Her designs have impressed everyone through simplicity yet complexity of concepts and colors. Maria’s latest collection is a combination of Flowers and Dolls highlighting the innocence and the vibes of childhood.

Maria is going to showcase her latest collection at theWorld Fashion Festival Awards in Dubai, this year in October.

She is hoping her collection to be appreciated by the worldwide audience, especially by children.

Tell us about yourself

I am a very ambitious, persevering and sensitive child, in love with fashion and music!

Why are you passionate about fashion?

I am very passionate about fashion because I love to create clothes, to be fashionable and at the same time to be a model, whether on the catwalk or in front of the camera. 

How would you describe your personal fashion style?

Elegant, charming and colorful. 

What made you take fashion more seriously and make a career out of it? 

I believe that your way of dressing is a business card. After I discovered the sound of violin (nb: Maria plays violin), gradually I recognized that I am more careful about how I dress, how I look and how my outfit can look like. So, this is why I decided to pursue in the path of fashion to develop my skills further.

Are you self-taught or did you study modelling and (fashion) design?

Currently I am a student at the WIP Model Academy by Ioana, having the honor to be mentored by the international designer known as the ‘Princess of Crochet’, Ioana Modista where I learn both how to design and to be a model on the catwalk.