Many of those dreams have become reality for Stewart, who is an honors student of accessory design at the London College of Fashion.
Stewart was among the handful of students recently accepted into the honors program after two years of diligent study at the prestigious school.
Her mother, Jimmie Carole Stewart, who is Creek, developed a design line with her sisters. It is known as the Fife collection, based on the family name of Maya’s uncle Bill Fife, who has served as principal Chief of the Creek Nation.
“My goal is to have my own line,” said Stewart. “I would like a line featuring only Native American designs, but with a modern twist.”