Andrea Crews

August 1, 2018

Maroussia Rebecq is the founder of clothing label Andrea Crews and a fashion activist. Concerned with transforming fashion, she has made upcycling part of her trademark and brand identity. Today, she splits her time between two projects at Casa 93 and her two children.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.

I am a fashion activist and the art director of the label Andrea Crews! You can check out my personal Instagram account, which I recently changed into an Andrea Crews archive!

What materials do you use in your work and what is your process like?

Andrea Crews is an upcycling pioneer. For more than 15 years, we’ve taken existing clothes to make new pieces. It was so experimental and becoming very cool those days.

If you had to explain your work or brand to a stranger, what would you say?

It’s about fashion, art and activism working together to build a new world.

How did your interest in art or fashion begin?

I can remember drawing clothes when I was a little girl. I guess a lot of little girls are doing that, I just dig it!

#1 fashion don’t?

None! #Daretodoit #extremefashion

If you were a drink what drink would you be?


What artists or designers are you interested in right now?

I just saw a great painting show from the young Genieve Figgis, and I just bought an old school brown vintage Weston. 

What’s your favorite thing about your city?

My city is dirty and insecure, but I love my friends and family!

What are your thoughts about the fashion scene in Paris?

These days, Paris is welcoming a lot of young designers, and there’s a very good energy renewing the old fashion scene. It makes me very happy!

What was the last collection you saw that stuck out to you?

I have to say I love Y/Project.The UGG collaboration is amazing!

What do you collect?

Nothing but art!

If you hadn’t become a designer what do you think you’d be doing?

Yogi/nail artist.

What are you listening to right now?

Egyptian love songs from the 60’s. Do you know radiooooo.com?

Can you share one of the best or worst reactions you have gotten as a result of your work?

My dad, who was very proud after one of our shows, wanted to get backstage saying, “I’m the creator of the creator!” Kind of the best and worst at the same time.