About

Maria Behnen

Maria celebrates the fusion of color, unexpected combinations of prints, and textures in her collections. Her goal is to create apparel and accessories that makes every woman look and feel extraordinary and confident.

The vision is a result of experience from coast to coast. From the revolutionary ESPRIT brand in San Francisco to HYPE in Los Angeles. In New York, Maria designed for Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. and fashion icon Nanette Lepore, from NY Fashion Week to ready-to-wear.

Maria now calls Kansas City home, and is an instructor at KCAI and JCCC passing on her knowledge to eager students. She has also shown collections at Kansas City Fashion Week and is an active member of Fashion Group International. Maria also does custom designing for clients from her studio in the Crossroads.

She also wants to help re-establish the fashion renaissance here. Her collections are proudly made in Kansas City to her fine standards of workmanship.

Maria Behnen

Photos: Atherton Photography