Maya Carbajal Alex-Hansen, daughter of an Argentinian father and a Danish mother, graduates with honors at the CSDMM in Madrid, Spain and becomes the alma mater of the brand Maya Hansen in 2004.
Initially, her work focuses around gothic aesthetics and is distributed in specialized stores in Valencia, Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid. She creates the stage wardrobe for artists such as Mago de Öz and Circus, the violinists Erika Nockhalls (The Wonder Stuff) and Julia Skederkenyi amongst others and slowly but surely specializes in her favourite piece: the corset.
Maya Hansen becomes a corsétière in 2006. The focus of all her collections is this extraordinary piece of clothing. She dedicates her time not only to the design of corsets but also to the investigation of corset technique based on patterns, materials and textiles from the 18th and 19th century.
Using only the best quality textiles and materials, Maya Hansen makes her corsets a unique and in many cases unrepeatable piece, manufactured with great care and love for detail.