Maria Falbo 27 London
Categories: Design, Designer, Fashion

Posted: 2nd December 2014

As we do, BabyFace was out on the razz one Tuesday evening when we spotted a cute boy. By the end of the evening we’d decided that it wasn’t the boy that was cute, it was in fact his peachy COPSON jacket. Enter, our next BabyFace girl, Maria Falbo who's been tricking us into inadvertently fancying boys in Bardens for several months now. Maria is a Designer, Pro Skateboarder, Founder of COPSON, and Creative Consultant. Maria oversees all things COPSON from the look and feel of the website, down to the garment design and construction itself. The thing with Copson is that, much like Maria, it’s simple, relaxed and chic. Back when we were sat on our butts, drinking Sunny D and button bashing out hand plants on Tony Hawk, Maria was religiously skating at a newly built park in her hometown of Dorset. It was where everyone hung out after school, and Maria would go each day, practice and learn new tricks and luckily enough, Maria’s enthusiasm was matched by her talent (she competes competitively). Google Maria and an expansive archive of skate videos will great you.

Maria also works as a consultant on similar projects to Copson such as Stance Socks, so, do your mum a favour this Christmas and tell her to cool off on the trainer socks and invest in some Stance cotton (or, buy your own socks, you toad) . Maria’s next big-idea is The Poolhouse Agency (soon come) which she’s formed with Lydia Garnett and Natalie Davies, that will function loosely as a brand consultancy and communications channel. In an effort to resist labelling The Poolhouse Maria told us, she’ll see how it goes and ‘probably open a pasta restaurant or something’. They've already shot a look book for adidas....make your pasta restaurant reservations now, people.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO:I run Copson London – a menswear label all about the sunshine good life. I am also co - director at The Poolhouse – a creative agency working with a wide range of global brands.HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN A SENTENCE?I’m sure most would mention skateboarding and summer.WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?Under the sun, with good music, good visuals, and good people.FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT/SHOP/HANG OUT?I’m totally obsessed with Toconoco Japanese café in Haggerston at the moment – Matche Lattes for life. Shopping – It’s got to be random vintage finds in foreign countries. Hanging Out – On my balcony with the homies.WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE?Stay real and do your own thing. Try not to get to caught up in others peoples lives, and most importantly do what makes you happy not cool.WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?Work Hard, Play Hard, Go on holiday more.WHAT WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?That’s a hard one – probably – I need Coffee!SONG TO BE PLAYING AS YOU ENTER THE CLUB?Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancer.WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD BE ON YOUR RIDER?Water, Martini, Haribo.WHAT'S NEXT?The official Poolhouse launch – a bigger Copson collection and some more work projects under the sun. AND FINALLY...WHO IS YOUR NEXT BABYFACE GIRL SUGGESTION?Who: Natalie Davies
Why: She's my right hand woman – part 2 of The Poolhouse and northern G.
Who: Lydia Garnett
Why: Part 3 of The Poolhouse and total chiller!!
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