I LOVE TO
MAKE THINGS THAT TELL A STORY
A COFFEE TABLE THAT SPARKS A GREAT CONVERSATION; A DRESS THAT EXPRESSES YOUR INNER LONGINGS. THESE ARE THE MOMENTS THAT INSPIRE ME TO BE A POP ARTIST.
I began Maria Iqbal Art by refurbishing and transforming chairs, then moving on to fashionable accessories, handbags and now bespoke garments. The world is my canvas; I can work with any surface or object to make it unique & personalized. I say nothing is impossible in Love & Art!
I listen to my clients and make a piece that is a direct result of that conversation. Sometimes we repurpose existing objects and upscale. Other times, we start from scratch and build the piece from inception. We can also take your luxury items and give them a unique twist so they stand out from a sea of similar Chanels & LVs - while still paying homage to the brand.
One of my favorite things to make are the customized, meticulously HAND PAINTED CLUTCHES. I've made over a 100 of these for adventurous & fearless Fashionistas. Each clutch is personalized and represents the person who commissions it. It's your piece of art that can sit on a mantle or be carried to a party.
I also love to create garments and customize clothing that I call POP COUTURE. Depending on the concept, a luminous organza panel becomes a blooming neon garden, or a black leather dress screams the inner desires of the wearer. I've started painting these live on the model, which brings an invigorating intensity to the process because there is little room for mistake amidst the plethora of chaotic flourishes. However I also take days to meticulously plan, draw and paint as well as print my art on fabric that will later become a high-end garment with my in-house tailor.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO COLLABORATE AND CREATE MEMORABLE PIECES FOR YOUR LIFE, TO THE BAG YOU WILL CARRY TO A SPECIAL EVENT, OR A THOUGHTFUL GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE, LET'S TALK