Let us guide you
From Pitti fashion trade show in Florence (Italy), to Milan Fashion Week to Spring Studios hub in NYC, we have seen it all.
Leda Di Marti, our CEO and expert in product development and sales, has been in the fashion industry for more that 15 years.
Leda met Elisa, your next colors and trends expert, in Milano during a Milano Fashion Week in 2019. Leda had her brand since 2017 and had learn so much since then. Not only about designing!
When they met, they found out that they had the same dream: making the industry of fashion easier for both the consumer and the brands.
Elisa has always been the consultant for many beauty brands as make up artist, but she is also the author of many books about skin-tone-matching and body shape. Fashion has always been Elisa’s passion as long as beauty.
Their love for fashion make this collaboration a reality and then a company: Maelle, con base a Dubai, Milano e NYC.
Meet the CEO
Ciao to all, I am Leda Di Marti, Italian technical fashion designer. I graduated in Rome at the Academia Costume e Moda, and I am the co-founder of Maelle.
I have 15 years of experience in the fashion industry as a brand consultant for several small, medium and established brands. I am proud to have gathered an overall vision of the fashion industry (with a focus on prêt-à-porter, prêt-a-couture and haute couture).
I moved to NYC soon after my graduation to work for Marc Jacbos, Carolina Herrera and Kate Spade, gaining important knowledge and experience about commercial fashion, prêt-a-portrait and haute couture. I subsequently began a career as an independent designer in high fashion, with my own company, Fashion Explained, creating bridal and evening dresses which transcended into my own brand, Leda Di Marti, founded in 2017.
My passion for the industry and responsibilities as an entrepreneur have also led me to attend the biggest fashion fairs worldwide, over the span of 10 years (both brand fairs and supplier fairs, such as Scoop London, Milano Unica, White Milano, Coterie NYC and Première Vision Paris, Pitti Immagine Firenze), through which I have established a network of professionals that have helped me in successfully positioning a product in the market.
Only if you do it, you can teach it
Leda, Martina and Elisa have lived so many fashion weeks and events and visited so many trade shows.
Not only, Leda and Martina are expert in their fields, but they continue to grow and to live the world they belong to.
LEDA DI MARTI