Carina Patricia Ferreira Costa, stylist and entrepreneur, was born in Lisbon on January 14, 1978. During her childhood years, she lived between her studies and her family business, she discovered the mechanisms of the fashion market, she deepened her knowledge of fabrics and of the construction of the clothes. The mother, aware of her talent and personality, conveys her strength, tenacity and ambition, so much so that in 1998 Carina decided to break away from her parents’ company and face the challenge in the fashion world by herself, founding Maria Karin International with locations in Lisbon, New York, Madrid.
Creative intuition, managerial skills and safety, combined with a passion for design, in a few years allow her to take off her company and export the made in Portugal throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, led by the expert hands of the personal assistant and general director Nico Chiarappa, a significant figure in the field of fashion and founding partner of the company ‘D&C Fashion Studios’ based in Italy and Belgium, known for the distribution of prestigious brands in the sector.
His creations are the interpretation of a young woman who, with an aesthetic sense and sensitivity, revisits the past, intuites the future, creating a romantic and refined style. Coming into play day after day and the desire to understand the expectations of women and their desire for femininity, the ability to continually renew themselves while remaining faithful to their style and always maintaining high product quality, are the characteristics that make Carina and the ‘Maria Karin International’ points of reference in the world of the bride.