Mira Hayek is a Lebanese designer born in 1983 and based in Beirut. Her inspiration comes from graphic design, lifestyle, electronic music, the 80s and animation. She studied graphic design at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, graduating with honors and fashion design at Istituto Marangoni, Milan. After completing a Master Research Study Program in Fashion and Textile Design at Istituto Europeo di Design with distinction, she did internships at Elie Saab, Beirut and at Erdem, London. Since then, she has been working as a freelance graphic designer and fashion illustrator. In 2011, she was selected by the STARCH foundation to design her first ready-to-wear collection under her own label "mirahayek". Her collections consist of chic urban wear pieces with bold graphic cuts, geometric patterns and playful color and print combinations.