Nina Maya Skrzynski is one of Australia’s most outstanding designers renowned for creating collections with an emphasis on quality, silhouette and finishing. Since the launch of her Nina Maya label in 2006, she has developed a strong following from industry, celebrity and consumers alike.
Completing a design degree, majoring in textiles at the College of Fine Arts Sydney, Nina has always held a strong penchant for fashion. Following this, she set off for London for an internship at a leading textile firm, before relocating to Italy where she worked for a luxury fashion house. Nina was honoured by an invitation to design her own range for the company, which was produced shortly after.
Following her work abroad, Nina returned to Australia to establish her own business and further her self-titled label. Created with a style and design philosophy against the trend of disposable fashion, her focus on sustainability and a desire to create investment pieces have served as a solid foundation for the label’s success.
Nina’s desire to push the envelope in design has seen her develop an artisan-like approach to her label. Most recently, she completed a private study in the specialised technique of ‘Moulage’ – an intricate skill utilised by the Ateliers of the Parisian Haute Couture houses. She credits this training with finessing draping and pleated details on her garments as well as allowing her to create her own forms of these techniques. Her strong background in textiles and graphics internationally, has allowed her to create the perfect unique print to complement the collection each season.
In July 2009, the Nina Maya label was selected by MYER to be included in their stable of designer collections and is now stocked nationally. The brand has developed strong working relationships with a select group of celebrities, most notably creating one-off red carpet designs for Jennifer Hawkins, Rebecca Twigley and Delta Goodrem. The resulting recognition of this saw the introduction of the Nina Maya Bespoke service in which customers have the opportunity to have demi-couture designs created personally by Nina for a specific occasion or event.
In 2010 Nina Maya announced the launch of her online concept boutique, entitled ‘Nina Maya Emporium’. In the style of e-boutiques such as ‘Net-a-Porter’, ‘Emporium’ is a complete lifestyle offering, delivered with Nina’s personal touch and will encompass ready-to-wear, vintage finds, luxury accessories, beauty accompaniments and home lifestyle brands.
The collection is available at over sixty boutiques nationally, at Nina Maya Emporium as well as at select MYER stores.
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