For our Women in CJ series we met up with our very own Marieke Willemars - the woman behind Catwalk Junkie - at her home.
Marieke is the founder and creative director of Catwalk Junkie. For over 10 years this innovative female entrepreneur has created collection after collection – tapping into her endless creativity and keen eye for style. Marieke is a true city nomad. She adores her freedom, travel and her cat Pika. We spoke about how she grew the brand Catwalk Junkie over time and her life beyond work.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you started to design for Catwalk Junkie?
My love for prints and patterns started when I studied Graphic Design. After a while my interest for 3D started to grow. I became interested in the idea of bringing 2D designs to 3D creations and I decided to make the switch to Fashion. This gave me the opportunity to create designs for daily life. Something that brings joy and make people feel good about themselves.
I am so proud and I feel so lucky with the team that is working with me today! Also our suppliers and the people who are making our sketches and ideas come to live. It is one big Catwalk Junkie family.