MYA ROYAL is an artist and fashion designer. She operates a traditional atelier in the historic waterfront district of Plymouth, Massachusetts, also called “America’s Hometown.”
The atelier is where all the action happens. Creativity knows no bounds. Crafted with expertise – all manner of art, fashion, and lifestyle items come to reality there with style. Excellence in technique, attention to detail, and the highest quality materials combine to make unique products for even the most discerning customers.
The story of the artist is as inspiring as are her works.
The logo image of a girl riding on a dolphin is inspired by the ancient myth behind the Royal family heritage. 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 in the city of the family ancestry. 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!
MYA ROYAL 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, and then held her first international fashion show three years later, in Florence, Italy. After running her business in Italy for some time, she turned her gaze back to the New World.
Royal is a graduate of the masters program in fashion design at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy, and the University of Massachusetts undergraduate honors program in art. She has also studied fashion photography at the renowned New England School of Photography. Mya has received awards from the Smithsonian Institution, 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. Her clients and customers have come from all over the world.