Nina’s pieces are elegant and stylish, and appeal to those with a sense of occasion. Her burgeoning label has caught the attention of some of the industry’s biggest movers-and-shakers, including Damian Burke, head buyer of women’s wear for David Jones. “Nina Maya is young and fresh” says the fashion arbiter, who is currently showcasing her Autumn/Winter 2007 collection on the second floor designer level of David Jones’ Elizabeth Street store. “She has a great understanding of print and colour”.
A refined silhouette that creates a polished sleek look, the second Nina Maya collection, Autumn/Winter 2007 is centered on the dress, and for the cooler months, the feature coat. Ultra-feminine, romantic chiffon frocks contrast with more structures hourglass shapes. The main focus is the exquisite high-quality fabrics which include gold linen, finest quality merino wool, embroidered black sateen, silk velvet and Italian printed cashmere.
“I spend a lot of time sourcing and designing my own colour palettes and endlessly drawing sketches of shapes” says Nina.
Nina will continue to draw on her brand philosophy of quality fabrics by pushing her label creatively and bring back that stylish sense of sophistication.