Stella Maris is a Panamanian based womenswear brand born in 2014. Created by Maris Stella Kiener, an Istituto Marangoni Milano alumni, graduating in 2012 from the undergraduate program in Fashion Design and in 2013 completing a masters in Luxury Accessories Design & Management.
Born out of the ideology of a revival of the artisanal techniques mixed with atemporal designs, creating collections of statement pieces. These techniques include painting fabrics, hand made pleats, fabric dying and other handmade techniques.
The brand made its debut in 2016, during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panama, receiving the award for Best Emerging designer.