MYA ROYAL is an artist and fashion designer. She operates a traditional atelier on the waterfront in Plymouth, Massachusetts, also called “America’s Hometown.”
The atelier is where all the action happens. Creativity knows no bounds here, and no expense is spared. Crafted at the highest level of expertise, wedding gowns, bespoke suits, custom leather goods, and all manner of other art, fashion, and lifestyle items come to reality with style. Excellence in technique, attention to detail, and the best quality materials combine to make unique products for even the most discerning clients. The story of the studio is as inspiring as are its collections.
MYA ROYAL has rare and valuable skills. She started sewing as a young girl, and held her first solo fashion show at age eighteen. Five years later, she sold her first large-scale permanent public art installation. In 2009, she officially started her independent studio. Her clients and customers have come from all over the world. After running her business in Italy for years, she closed her atelier in the center of Florence and turned her gaze to the New World. The atelier is now located in the historic waterfront district of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Royal is a graduate of the masters program in fashion design at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy, and the University of Massachusetts Boston undergraduate honors program in art. She has received awards from the Smithsonian, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Eoliani nel Mondo and others. MYA ROYAL has also had the opportunity to work with companies such as Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Kiki de Montparnasse. She is a member of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the Plympton Historical Society, and the Network of Sicilian Emigration Museums. Royal is a proud dual national of Italy and the USA.
The logo image of a girl riding on a dolphin is inspired by the ancient myth behind MYA ROYAL’s family seal. Legend has it that Poseidon, god of the sea, sent a dolphin to rescue his son from a shipwreck. He rode the dolphin to safety on the shores of modern day Italy. Ancient coins from that region show the image of a boy riding a dolphin. MYA ROYAL has trademarked a similar image of a woman riding a dolphin – the ultimate expression of liberty!