MAREI 1998 champions the design influences from Asia, Europe and Africa, embodying the zeitgeist of the Art Deco period and Neo-Classical renaissance and drawing inspiration from the aesthetics and artistic approaches of Man Ray, Modigliani and Matisse. During her early youth, Reik became heavily influenced by her travels to the enigmatic and brooding coast of Iceland; the orientalist-fashioned resorts in the African savannah; and the elegant and minimalist Kimonos sported by geishas in Japan. The result is a new take on classic luxury, reviving traditional styles with a new character and contemporary relevance for worldwide audiences. Each and every piece within the MAREI 1998 label is produced and handmade in northern Italy, with hand-embroidery from India. Marei 1998 also specialises in high quality eco furs. Each piece is made by Italian furriers, who cut and assemble the different pieces of the faux fur in the same manner they would for real fur, resulting in some breathtakingly beautiful and realistic faux furs.