MilliOnAir interactive Magazine September 2017 - Page 43

House of Maiya which is the award winning Fashion design brand owned by

14 year old teenage designer Maiya

With a career that began when she was just ten years old House of Maiya has now become a recognised brand with a new studio in Drogheda Co. Louth. The studio houses other designers, artists, and seamstress’s and offers opportunities to all to international catwalks.

Maiya was featured in MilliOnAir September 2016 issue

Maiya started designing couture when she was ten years old and has to date:

Been awarded

• The Face of Afro Fashion

• Finalist in Face of the Globe

• Editorials of her designs were featured in Magazines, Flawless, Maganda, Irish Fashion and glamour, Iconda, MilliOnAir and many more, as well as Newspaper publication.

• She has won the Title of Best Afro Irish Designer Ireland 2014

• A Star Award from London Life Effects Organisation, for being an inspirational young designer, and her work giving inspirational talks and fashion workshops to other young people.

• Won the Inspirational Woman Award International recognition and achievement awards, London 2015

• Finalist in the Excellence in Business Awards 2015 and 2016 for Environmental Awareness

• Best young designer Dublin Fashion Fest 2015, Best young Designer 2017,

• House of Maiya designers won Best designer and runner up 2107 at the UK Fashion and Beauty Awards.

• Best Young Emerging Designer, International runway and achievers awards Dublin 2017

Showcased at

• Her designs were showcased in Italy, Paris, London and Ireland

• Invited to showcase at the Hilton Hotel as well as Cannes Red Carpet.

• DIT fashion show

• Cradle Futuristic Fashion Show where she competed with design students from colleges all over Ireland, during Dublin Fashion Festival. She won 3rd place for her Queens of the Future Ice Age Designs, which were a social commentary on environmental awareness.

• The show led to her being noticed by House of iKons who invited her to Showcase her designs at London Fashion Week 2016 where she would also model for Hollywood Designer Rocky Gathercole, who designs for Katie Perry, J lo, Gwen Stefani and many more

• Rocky Gathercole is now one of her Mentors.

Next steps

• Presenting to New York Fashion Week Autumn 2017

• Partnering and Showcasing at Top Model Ireland 2018

• Invited to close the Liverpool fashion week – Spring 2017

• House of Maiya – a design workspace and retail outlet, in collaboration with other