Fashion Design Professional

Maria Orduz

Calgary, AB. Canada.

Maria Orduz is a Colombian born Fashion designer with a passion for creativity, innovation and technology. 

A Fashion grad from George Brown College in Toronto, Maria has over 6 years of professional experience in the industry. She has worked in apparel design for major Canadian retailers including Mark's Work Wearhouse, as well as several wearable art and wearable technology initiatives landing her shows in San Francisco, NYC and Shanghai . Her work has been highlighted in publications such as Elle Canada online, Avenue Magazine, Metro news, and several North American fashion and lifestyle blogs.

Maria is happiest when involved in unconventional projects pushing her own creative boundaries, in which play and instinct are key. She is mostly inspired by music, the perfection of nature, and edgy architecture.

When she's not working on a creative endeavor, Maria can be found practicing yoga, dancing in her living room, or spending quality time with friends and family.

Education

Fashion Techniques and Design George Brown College Toronto

Graduated top 20 of Class

Awards

First Place, Calgary Zoo – Zoogala 2014 Earned first place on the Zoogala’s creative wearables competition for Swift fox inspired design
Second Place – Wearable Art design competition, Metro News – Calgary Second place on piece made entirely of newspaper
10 Calgary designers to watch, Avenue Magazine Highlighted for collection presented in Alberta Fashion Week
Top 10, Triumph Inspiration Awards Placed in the top 10 for Triumph’s Innovative lingerie design competition.

Exhibitions

Feature Fashion Shows, CES 206, The Venetian - Las Vegas
Runway Show, MakeFashion 2015 – Gala and runway show, Telus Spark - Calgary, AB
Fashion Show, MakeFashion Fashion Technology runway, The Makers Award’s ceremony - Shanghai, China
Fashion Show, MakeFashion – Fashion Technology display, CE Week - New York
Feature Runway Show, Make Fashion – Fashion Technology runway show, Maker Faire, Bay area - San Mateo, CA
Runway show, MakeFashion – Gala and runway show, Archeloft - Calgary, AB
Fashion Show, Maria Orduz Pinto – Brand and Collection launch, Alberta Fashion Week - Calgary, Canada
Runway show, Triumph inspiration Award, Design exchange - Toronto, Canada