My love of fashion developed while working, for 18 years, at well known boutique and fixture on the local fashion scene – Zoryana. During my time there, I partnered with a co-owner of the store, and we launched a successful line of clothing named Zoryana. Our designs were inspired by the deep-rooted, ancient cultures we experienced while travelling throughout Asia.
In 2000 I decided to launch my own independent label. The line is eclectic, romantic but sophisticated, and simply a pleasure to wear. Complimenting my fashions are the wonderful original design jewellery pieces, shoes, purses and accessories I have crafted. The ‘Maggie Walt’ label is a fusion of East meets West in the finest sense
One of my pleasures is to work with European, in particular Italian fabrics, which form the very feminine and fluid ‘bias cut’ dresses which are always a favourite with clients. I like to be involved in the fabric design process and have produced original prints and colours in selected quality cottons, viscose and silks.
My true passion lies in working with the exotic textiles I discover in off-the-beaten-track merchant stalls of Southeast Asia. The rich brocades from exquisite silks; the hand painted batiks; all finely finished with intricate beading and embroidery performed by local artisans. Every item is an original display of craftsmanship and detail rarely found in today’s busy world. The fabrics are often available only in small quantities and make many of my pieces quite unique.
Though most of the line is very wearable by day, many of the designs are quite elegant and suited to an evening at the symphony or the theatre. My summer and resort wear collection has been expanding every year and is being extremely well received.