I literally googled "Croatian fashion designers" when trying to decide what sort of online business to start. Surprisingly, there was a fashion show called Cro A Porter and from that discovery I was intrigued. So, I took trips to Zagreb and Moscow to meet with designers and get a better understanding of Eastern European culture and developed a deep obsession with the culture and couture.
After initially naming my store Max A Porter as a nod to Cro A Porter I later changed the name to Max A Maxim.
Matija Vuica became established as a leading fashion designer in the 90’s. She has dressed Croatian celebrities and socialites for many years. Silk and lace from Italy and the finest taffeta and tulle from London along with metal applications help her create glamorous dresses with unusual details, as in her latest show BOUND. As well as a Croatian fashion designer, Matija is a vocal soloist in the new wave group Trotakt Project and resides in Zagreb.
BOUDOIR Fashion House was founded in September 2001 by the uniquely creative sisters Morana Saračević and Martina Čičko-Karapetrić. Their collections represent true fairytales, with at times distinctly positive and at other times slightly darker inspirations, oscillating from graceful pastel-coloured fairies to subtle S&M messages. Fluid richness of soft feathers meets dramatic tulle in a marriage of hand knitted lace with luxury silk and satin ribbons.
Maksim Chernitsov's collections are a reflection of history, culture, and religion. Each collection traces the profound understanding and reflection of pressing topics of today's world. He is considered a contemporary creator and trendsetter of our time. Brand MAX CHERNITSOV not only sets the fashion of the new generation, it creates a "Philosophy of the Future".
Inspired by the designs of Cristobal Balenciaga & Christian Dior from the 50's, Eleonor Fashion House's collections are sophisticated and romantic. Ella has been designing for over 8 years, creating dresses that enhance a woman's beauty using natural silk, muslina, satin and silken nets. Russian singer Jasmine was recently the muse for Eleonor's collection "For Her". Ella resides in Moscow and shows her collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Russia.
Bridget Bockholt is a young up-and-coming designer of German ancestry. Her mix of Eastern European heritage molds her aura and influences her unique fashion with bold design elements. Her collections are inspired by the zodiac as well as her older sister’s bold interjections. She formerly interned for MAX Ǻ MAXIM, where she was inspired to create her first collection. She has trained with a decadent American designer and plans to magnify her design through travel to places such as Transylvania.