We spotted Maren in that Prada Spring Summer 2017 runway and quickly realized that she was someone to watch. The Germany-born has achieved some of her goals in the industry like working for Ricardo Tisci or walking for Maison Martin Margiela, but still many to goals to complete yet. Meanwhile, She combines her model career with her studies and an intense traveling passion.
Where are you originally from and where are you based?
I was raised in West-Germany, Radevormwald -equal to a forest-, and based in Konstanz.
When and how were you scouted?
Aylin Hadi, who’s now owner of Girls Club Management, scouted me when I was 16. I once promised her that I’d walk Prada, what makes it my personal biggest achievement, because I do not break my promises. This one was a hard one, but I did it!
What is the most you like of the industry? and what would you change of the industry?
Getting to meet people from all over the world. Especially creative people. I’m actually more gifted in science, but I guess opposites attract. It’s just amazing how much you can learn from every single trip and many life stories. I've always been an open minded person, but traveling put this even on a higher level! I’m a huge addict now. Also I love the rush, when I get the call to just leave everything and literally run to airports, casting recalls, fittings or last minute confirmations. The first thing I would like to change is people who always complain about this intense job. Either stop complaining or quit. Sadly I’d already a few jobs where this energy destroyed the whole mood and creative process. I think it doesn’t matter which job you're doing, because without passion and fun it won't work out in the long term. Secondly, that Cameron Russell’s #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse and the #MeToo movement actual does have an impact and do change some things.
Discover Maren's full Q&A in Fall Winter 2018 - Issue 1. Get your copy here.
Photographed by Raúl Ruz.
Raúl appears courtesy of Take Agency.
Maren appears courtesy of Girls Club Management.