Maya Stewart is a Native American of Chickasaw, Creek and Choctaw descent. She grew up in the small town of Washington, Oklahoma, all the while dreaming of a career in the fashion industry. She eventually moved to London to study and accomplish her dreams.
Stewart graduated from the London College of Fashion and has continued to earn awards for her accomplishments. She spent her time as a child watching her mother and aunts make clothing and quilts based on Native American designs, and this helped influence her own work. Today, she tries to incorporate patterns and geometric designs passed down by southeastern Native American tribes.
Stewart has designed for leading brands such as Jill Milan and Judith Leiber. Her handbags have been featured in numerous high profile fashion magazines and carried by A-list celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Carrie Underwood.