Marie Maglaque is a French-Swiss embroidery accessory designer, currently
based in Switzerland after living for more than 10 years in Asia.
Marie caught the travel bug early on and graduated in 2001 from ESMOD
Paris, an international fashion school, with a degree in fashion design
and pattern making. Shortly after she moved to Florence (Italy) where she
learnt Italian, studied jewelry design and did an internship at the
fashion label Emilio Pucci’s HQ.
In 2004, an opportunity to work in Tokyo as a marketing assistant for a
French jeweler initiated her passion for Japan. Later on work led her to
live in Singapore where she founded her family before moving to several
other countries in Asia.
Marie takes her inspiration from floral patterns and laces as well as
embroidery materials. Her favorite includes cup sequins, tiny beads and
DMC cotton threads with vibrant colors. Though her background is in
fashion and jewelry designs, Marie is a self-taught embroiderer and only
works with embroidery needles, mostly on felt & lace bases.
In addition to selling finished pieces and exhibiting, Marie is also
teaching workshops in several languages (French, English and Japanese) and
most recently published her first DIY book in Japan.
You can connect daily with Marie on Instagram (@marie_maglaque) or on
Also check out the website and online shop she recently launched: