Grai by Maya Yogev.
Founded in 2006, Grai was born from the concept of
creating the quintessential leather coat and jacket.
Designer Maya Yogev conceptualizes her designs by
melding light and soft textured fabrics alongside
heavier and more substantial materials. With a
strong influence in natural history, Maya designs
organically by draping on the body, while forming
seams and contours in the forms of insects, shells,
feathers and bones. As a result, her designs work
around the body, like a sculpture.
Grai is an extension of who Maya is, encompassing
all of her interests from the Victorian Era and
Russian ballet to punk rock and gothic esthetics.
Her designs cater to women of all ages that share an
eye for sophisticated individuality.
Maya earned her degree in Fashion from Otis College
of Art & Design in 2002. Immediately following
graduation, she spent two years working in Paris for
her mentor, designer Rick Owens. Upon moving back to
Los Angeles she worked on various collaborations
with designer Dr. Romanelli. Most notably, the
“Black Sabbath Resurrection" collaboration gave her
the once in a life opportunity to design a line for
the legendary band Black Sabbath. Maya currently
lives and works in her hometown of Los Angeles with
her devil cat Kiki.