Maya immigrated to Canada when she was sixteen dreaming of one day becoming a fashion designer. She was a curious kid always looking into her family’s closet. She always carried a little sketch book with her to draw imaginary outfits.

Curiosity is something that drives her creativity and had been a large part of the successes she has had so far. When she moved to Canada as a teenager she had to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Even at a that’s age it already seemed everyone knew exactly where they wanted to study for their post-secondary education.

Maya is graduating from KPU with a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology. She is pursuing her dream of becoming an influential fashion designer. She has a very active lifestyle and has built a following as a fitness influencer. Fitness is the core of her inspiration when it comes to designing functional pieces

The collection is based on functionality, versatility, and layering. From sun up to sundown. Easy to pack for traveling, and can be layered up or down. Material is the key principle. Breathable and adaptable material that is also chic and comfortable allows the wearer to be prepared for any unexpected adventures.

The collection is inspired by the designer’s lifestyle. She leaves the house early in the morning and comes home in the evening. Anything is possible during the day including: working out, walking, hiking, meetings, school; or even catching up with friends over brunch, lunch, or dinner.

View more work from this cohort: