Brand Love – MLH

Today’s fashion post is a major shout-out to the celebrated fellow Romanian and fashion designer Maria Lucia Hohan- whom I’ve been admiring from the very early days of her brand. Great example of talent and entrepreneurship, she has created a label now known all over the globe as MLH.

After graduating from ¨Institute Superior des Artes Textile Appliques¨, Paris with a diploma in textile design, Maria worked shortly in Milan for a famous fashion house before deciding to return to Romania and fulfill her dream of owning her own label. She was only 23 when she opened her workshop in Bucharest back in 2003 and even though her success story has modest beginnings, hard work, loads of courage and talent, and a savvy entrepreneur mind set have made MLH one of the greatest Romanian fashion ambassadors around the world.

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Connie Briton}

¨Celebrity favorites, Maria Lucia Hohan’s dresses are spotted on the red carpet at almost all Hollywood events that make headlines. Upon preparing to become an interior designer, Maria found herself to be more attracted to fashion design and in the end she graduated a top school in Paris, with a master in textile design. Her amazing sense of fabrics went from passion to business only to become later on, a signature: an amazing color palette declined on silk fabrics, carefully selected and custom dyed for each season. She ended up creating a new category of evening gowns: fresh, young, simple and sophisticated. “I couldn’t find a gown that suited my age and style. I never liked the classic prom dresses, nor the bridal guest type. I felt the need to create a new kind of silhouette and texture” she explains.Her vision is highly appreciated by A list stars stepping on the red carpet. From Jennifer Lopez wearing MLH in the video productions of her latest tour and on the red carpet, to Dita von Teese, Bella Thorne, Emily Ratajkowski, Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Maria Menounos, Giuliana Rancic or Jennifer Hudson. Editorials, magazine covers, red carpet events or even advertising campaigns for celebrity owned brands are now featuring MLH creations, establishing Maria Lucia Hohan as an important name among the new wave of fashion designers.¨(Maria Lucia Hohan)

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Jennifer Lopez}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Katherine Heigl}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Brittany Snow}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Stacey Kleiber}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Maria Menounos}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Vanessa Hudgens}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Kate Hudson}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{Katherine Zeta-Jones}

Café Design | Maria Lucia Hohan

{my dream MLH dress}

An inspiring example to women out there who dream of owning their own business, I couldn’t be happier to write about this discrete and talented lady. Never one for the easy way up, uncompromising the image of her company in favor of easy tabloid advertising, she has kept her brand synonymous with femininity and class.  Brava, Maria Lucia Hohan!

xo,

Eva