After studying gemology at the Gemological Institute of America in California and graduating with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, Bibi Marini returned to her homeland in Colombia to launch her jewellery label in 2003.
Her groundbreaking and fresh crochet inspired collections came to life while playing around with different beading techniques, but the true art of these pieces are rooted in her close work with local artisans and the use of traditional methods. The combination of carefully selected materials and specialist crochets kills ensure these pieces, though while packing a visual punch, are incredibly lightweight and gentle on the ear.
Always mindful of her pieces being 100% made in Colombia, s Bibi’s openness to discovering the unknown, allow her to create unique, feminine and lightweight pieces that define her and her brand.
Bibi describes her products as pieces you can carry in your handbag and throw on at the end of a long day to instantly take your outfit from desktop to cocktail lounge- and we couldn’t agree more. She revealed that her husband often books surprise dinner dates, and she grew frustrated with never knowing how to dress- not knowing where she was going- and designed with the notion in mind that whatever your outfit, the simple addition of a Bibi Marini piece would instantly transform your look for a totally different occasion.
We interview the designer below.