Essentials: Maria Falbo of Copson Street
FOUNDER OF COPSON ST
Above we’ve listed Ms. Falbo’s current title as the Founder of Copson Street, but in reality she wears many thinking caps covering multiple career paths, from professional skater and fashion designer to brand consultant and writer. Now, it’s never easy to pinpoint a life-altering moment or when your creative mind blossomed, but her artistic state may have started at the age of 14 when her hometown built a communal skatepark – instantly turning her on to the male-dominated action sport. Fast forward a few years to 2009 and Falbo was asked to take some time away from her fashion studies at the University of Manchester to participate in a skate film out in Barcelona. Whilst getting her thrash on, the aspiring creative birthed a blog titled Copson Street as a medium to showcase her likes and inspirations. Immediately becoming a favorite viral stop for bloggers around the globe, Copson Street now offers a range of apparel for both men and women as well as employs a collection of writers covering everything from deep house music to local skate spots. Today, Falbo assures her followers that this is only the beginning as you can expect to see collaborations with well-established brands, additional growth to her site and clothing label, as well as a few reels on some upcoming skate videos. The only question I have for her is when will she find time to meet my mother during the holidays?
Photography: Lydia Garnett/HYPEBEAST