Born and raised in Norway and upstate New York, Marianne Framhus graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California with a focus on fashion and textile design.
In 2001, she moved to New York where she started out as a textile designer for Nicole Miller and helped shape the successful print aesthetic for the brand. The first print Marianne Framhus designed for Nicole Miller was featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) – a whimsical and sophisticated dragonfly print, which sold out instantly.
In 2005 Marianne Framhus took the next step into freelance and consulting, which led her to Marc Jacobs as her first client. She continued doing commissioned projects for several renowned New York design houses, such as Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade and Bibhu Mohapatra. These brands featured her prints and designs on the runway as well as in their stores.
In 2008, Marianne Framhus re-located to London. Inspired by the city’s eclectic fashion scene, she designed her own seasonal collections of prints and quickly gained success in building up a client list such as Ralph Lauren, Philip Lim, Diane von Fürstenberg, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and more.
Having enjoyed international recognition, Marianne Framhus returned to her hometown of Oslo in 2010 where she worked for brands like By Ti-Mo and Nina Skarra. There she was able to not only introduce her print aesthetic, but also contribute in the areas of fashion design and product development.
Seeing the need to express her own sense of print & color and combine her two passions – fashion and art – Marianne Framhus launched her own line of printed scarves to debut Fall 2018.