MAIA Hawaii is a Luxury Resortwear and Accessories line based out of Honolulu, Hawaii
In creating MAIA, our team has attempted to unite the essence of two wonderfully unique places, India and Hawaii, to bring you this exciting and gorgeous line of resort/beachwear and accessories.
Our favored fabrics are lightweight flowing breathable materials such as chiffons, georgettes and silks. You will find an abundance of sparkle, as we use Indian heritage techniques to combine metallic, beaded and crystal embellishments. Vibrant colors are used to brighten your style and make you stand out in a crowd. MAIA Hawaii brings you understated extravagance and glamour to everyday wear.
MAIA was started in 2011, but has been an idea in motion since 2004. Founder and Creative Designer Rupal Gohil, found herself exposed to a whole new world of fabric and design while living in India in her late teens. Immediately drawn to the vibrant colors, luxurious fabrics and the exquisite detailing of Indian fashion, she spent countless hours exploring sari and fabric markets. She eventually began designing with local artisans to create unique and opulent pieces including bridal wear. In 2009, Rupal couldn’t resist the allure of moving to Hawai’i. She was immediately inspired by the immense beauty of her surroundings. This inspiration fueled her passion and she felt it the right venue for the expression of this creative process which has become MAIA Hawaii.
Co creative Designer and Co Director Simran Shaikh joined MAIA Hawaii in 2014. Simran’s interest in fashion and design came at an early age as she would hold impromptu fashion shows for her family. She draws much of her inspiration from her Indian heritage having grown up in India surrounded by the colorful culture and fashionable women. Spurred by her interest in fashion, Simran launched ‘Desire by Simran’ in 2008, which focused on modern Indian formal and bridalwear. Simran brings her expertise in Indian design and passion for fashion to MAIA and has been a great asset to the team. Simran enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 2 beautiful children.