Marronage is a flight from the negative, subhuman realm of necessity, bondage, and unfreedom toward the sphere of positive activity and human freedom. Flight is multidimensional, constant, and never static.
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We at Marronage would like to invite you to our world of design, illustration, storytelling and ultimately…escape. We want to take you on a journey far from unfulfillment and into a world of inspiration, beauty and community.
We are preparing for the journey and will share it with you early in the new year, but in the meantime we welcome your stories, your comments and your curiosity!
Tina Wilson and Megan Mardiney-founders of MARRONAGE
Tina Wilson began her career in intimate apparel graduating from Parsons School of Design after receiving a full scholarship. While in her first design job at Christian Dior Lingerie she was personally selected by Calvin Klein as Head Designer to work on the launch of Calvin Klein Underwear, the legendary minimalist brand he created. Tina was and remains the only designer ever hired by Calvin Klein personally for this position. Following 4 successful years at Calvin Klein, Tina joined the Josie Natori Company, where she became the designer for the new contemporary division. After 5 years with Natori, the opportunity arose to be Design Director for the launch of Donna Karan Intimates. Tina was selected by Donna Karan and worked for the licensee Wacoal America for the next 12 years, where she worked intimately with Donna conceiving, fitting, and merchandising her iconic bras, underwear, shape wear, yogawear and sleepwear. She was the creator of Wacoal’s “Controlfreak”, a new concept of shapewear, designed and fit according to a woman’s body type. It is a patented concept committed to everyday comfort and is the first “custom fit” shapewear brand. Since leaving Donna Karan Intimates at Wacoal, Tina has worked for the largest privately owned intimate apparel company in America, Komar/Carole Hochman designing many of their intimate brands, among them, Ralph Lauren, On Gossamer, Ellen Tracey, Donna Karan, Betsey Johnson, Oscar De La Renta and Lucky Brand. She is currently an independent consultant and partner in the company Marronage, specializing in fashion design and illustration. Tina Wilson is a board member of the Underfashion Club, a non profit organization dedicated to awarding scholarships to FIT students in the intimate apparel field. She is known for her personal vision and her commitment to education in fashion.
Megan is the founding principal and creative director at Marronage. With more than 20 years experience designing brand identities, products, experiences, Megan brings her warm personality and keen artistic insight to every project. Megan has directed design initiatives at Vanity Fair magazine and at ENK International, the renowned fashion trade show producer, among other places. She has received numerous design awards, most recently the 2013 Summit International Award, and is an active member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Megan holds a BFA from the Parsons School of Design.