The British contemporary label Mariana Jungmann, revolves around the concepts of sustainability and slow fashion by mixing craftsmanship and technology.

Having Renascence lace and leather as it’s hallmarks the brand is a compilation of paradoxes. Our intricate designs are powerful and bold but yet very delicate. With a relaxed and sophisticated aesthetic our collections exude a feminine and assertive aura.

“Feminine yet commanding;

delicate yet precise."

Mariana Jungmann

The British contemporary label Mariana Jungmann, revolves around the concepts of sustainability and slow fashion by mixing craftsmanship and technology.

Having Renascence lace and leather as it’s hallmarks the brand is a compilation of paradoxes. Our intricate designs are powerful and bold but yet very delicate. With a relaxed and sophisticated aesthetic our collections exude a feminine and assertive aura.

Using a hand-sewing needle, a special ribbon and cotton wool our lace is made stitch by stitch by hand, taking long hours and a lot of love and care. First, a drawing is made on vegetable paper and it’s stuck in a small cushion.

Then a special ribbon called lacê is affixed to the paper and then the lace is interwoven by hand using different styles of stitches.

Each stitch gets a special name, inspired by feelings, elements of nature or foods of the region.

We work in partnership with Ecotece and the group Mothers who Embroider – Mães que Bordam - from the Cultural School OCA . This group was born from the work of literacy of mothers and fathers of the community of Aldeia de Carapecuiba. After learning how to read and write the mothers are now learning this traditional Brazilian craftsmanship called Renascença.

The Renascença lace results from very skilful hands of simple women that rely on this ancient craft as their main source of income. Mariana and her team each season design new patterns of this lace, making it more interesting and contemporary.

We bring a new and modern aesthetics to it by constantly researching and developing new stitches and techniques that Mariana then goes and teaches to the lacemakers at OCA and also other parts of Brazil.

The Mariana Jungmann’s ethos is to help keep this craftsmanship alive while empowering it’s makers.


We pride ourselves for designing each lace garment exact to pattern in order not to waste any of this amazing piece of art. Unfortunately, there is always some left over when we cut a garment. Those leftovers are usually repurposed and smaller pieces are not overlooked. We donate them to the Linus project in the UK, a volunteer organisation that aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new homemade patchwork quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community.

Our Brazilian subsidiary also follows the same policy by donating their scraps to the NCCV and their Maria’s House project where women from deprived communities receive support and also turn the scraps into quilted bags and rugs, generating income for them.

London College of Fashion Master's alumna, Mariana Jungmann was catapulted to London Fashion Week in February 2014. Her graduate collection was part of the select group of students chosen to represent the university at the event. The following season she launched her Spring Summer 2015 collection with a show at London Fashion Week, which landed on the cover of the Times Newspaper the following day.

Her talent to create beautifully intricate collections is continually recognized with her being invited to join the Pioneers Program of CFE, whilst also being shortlisted for Selfridges Next Bright Thing Award, focused on sustainability. Additionally, Mariana has been shortlisted for the UAL Enterprise Award and The Designers of Tomorrow Award as well as wining the SEED fund competition.

Mariana currently divides her time between London and her native country - Brazil, where she works on social projects with the aims of helping women from underprivileged communities, training them with the skills of lacemaking whilst empowering them.


London College of Fashion Master's alumna, Mariana Jungmann was catapulted to London Fashion Week in February 2014. Her graduate collection was part of the select group of students chosen to represent the university at the event. The following season she launched her Spring Summer 2015 collection with a show at London Fashion Week, which landed on the cover of the Times Newspaper the following day.

Her talent to create beautifully intricate collections is continually recognized with her being invited to join the Pioneers Program of CFE, whilst also being shortlisted for Selfridges Next Bright Thing Award, focused on sustainability. Additionally, Mariana has been shortlisted for the UAL Enterprise Award and The Designers of Tomorrow Award as well as wining the SEED fund competition.

Mariana currently divides her time between London and her native country - Brazil, where she works on social projects with the aims of helping women from underprivileged communities, training them with the skills of lacemaking whilst empowering them.