In 2012, Maria and her family immigrated to Canada from Russia. Growing up, she was always interested in Fashion Design. Maria has childhood memories of her and her family getting dressed up for dinner and family outings.
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These memories have since influenced her designs and styling choices. Her love of horseback riding, oil painting and playing the violin has also influenced her designs and her collection.
When she moved to Winnipeg, she decided to realize her dream career and enrolled at MC College.
Maria’s collection, Grace, was inspired by royalty and the art of dressing royal woman for all occasions. With sleek silhouettes and clean lines, the collection features high quality fabrics and a feminine colour palette.