contact name: Maria Campo
PO Box 19085
Minneapolis MN 55419
open to public: no
Maria Campo was born in Turin, Italy where she lived, worked, and started her career. Her first opportunity in fashion was with NUXIAL International, an Italian manufacturer of wedding gowns. While working with NUXIAL, she traveled between Turin and Milan creating other contacts with manufacturers of ready-to-wear for women such as CHILD, SOFT, SPARACIO & Co., other firms as a free-lance designer, and assisted Ennio Castellani in Verona, Italy, on a collection for the company Zanobetti Diffusione. Maria Campo has also showed her fashion in various shows not only in her country, but also in Minneapolis as well; The 510 Restaurant, Nicollet Mall, Sewing Expo, and on the DIFFA stage for three years in the row. She has been featured in various articles throughout the years, and has worked with musicians and singers such as The Birthday Suit, Billy McLaughlin, Charmin Michelle, Laura Caviani, Karrin Allyson, Lorie Line, and Prince. Her experience includes work with movies such as Vanilla, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Shawn Ship Shape, True Love, and more recently The Telephone Game. Today Maria Campo expanded her work to include graphic design for apparel, gift and house ware.
Participated with her work in the event: “Urban Expedition: Italy”, organized by Ken Giannini, and where she gave a presentation on the history of the Italian fashion industry. 2006
Nancy Carason of JV & Company introduced her and her work during an event held at the JV & Company store in connection to the presentation of the Italian Trade Commission Event. 2005
Participated with her work in fashion events organized by DIFFA, Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS, in the years 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Music, videos, movies, stages where her work is visible:
Costume featured in the video of DURABAN Company. Wardrobe for the "The Invisible Ropes" part of the movie in the independent film titled "The Telephone Game.” 2007
Wardrobe for the music video of the song “Twin Cities Bridge Is Falling Down” by Birthday Suit - Wardrobe for virtuoso guitarist Billy McLaughlin, for the video documentary “The Return” and his CD & DVD titled "Into The Light". 2006
Wardrobe items in the Independent feature "True Love" by Eli Ebb. 2005
Wardrobe design for the Independent feature "Shawn Ship Shape" by Kevin Kamin.
Clothes in the video presentation of DIFFA. 2004
Clothes in the video presentation of DIFFA. 2003
Clothes in the video presentation of DIFFA. 2002
Dress for the jacket cover of C.D.: "HOT" of Charmin Michelle -Wardrobe in the film VANILLA. 2001
Pink sequined poodle skirt used by Denise Richards in the movie: DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. 1998
Roman/Greek inspired costumes for the video: "GETT OFF"; Album DIAMONDS & PEARLS of PRINCE. 1991
As a fashion/costume designer:
Featured with her men’s wear UOMO MODA in the August issue of Ocean Scene News, CA - With WEAR IT in the Lavender Magazine and St. Paul Pioneer Press. May/June issues. 2005
Featured in the December issue of Del Rey News, CA, & the Hispanic Magazine - Featured in the March issue of Lavender Magazine & the Rake Magazine. 2004
Spring issue of Lavender Magazine & the Latina Style Magazine; photos/interview - Featured Designer in the November issue of Del Rey News, CA - Hispanic magazine, December issue. Interviewed by Linda Pliagas - Featured photo in the spring issue of Minnesota’s Hospitality magazine - Minnesota Monthly Magazine, May issue. 2003
Featured in the June issue of Mpls/STPaul Magazine, RSVP section. 2002
Hispanic Magazine; December issue. Interviewed by Linda Pliagas. 2001
Minneapolis Star Tribune; Interviewed by C.J. - Gown for the Academy Awards; worn by Marisa Lang, a MN based screenwriter - Featured as a fashion designer in the spring issue of: www.metrofashion.com. 2000
For experiences prior to the year 2000, additional information are available upon request.
As a photographer/writer:
Some of her work is exhibited in the website www.northography.com in the Northo Vision page.
Poetry published in the Southwest Journal, August issue. 2007
Country of Citizenship: