HYM was created with the purpose of inspiring more love in people. Having always known she would be an accessory designer, Christina wanted to create something that was equal parts beautiful and meaningful.
Deeply moved and inspired by powerful individuals who make it their mission to spread light, she wanted her own contribution to be compelling in its own right.
Born and raised in Toronto, Christina graduated from York University with her Bachelor of Sociology, and then went on to complete the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing program at Toronto’s International Academy of Design. Feeling that her mission could not wait one more minute to start, she began to independently research and develop her brand shortly after graduation, which she then launched in October 2014.
What Christina created was a platform from which she could exercise her passion for design while creating an experience of unity through fashion open to everyone. From start to finish, every bag is created with love.
Designed in Canada and made in New York City, the bags are created using supple Italian leather and velvety soft baby calf hair. Each bag is made with much care and attention to detail, and it is the integrity of the materials and craftsmanship that allow the bags to stand on their own. The design philosophy can be described as a spirited unity of vibrancy and sophistication. The silhouettes are classic and dynamic, providing something for everyone and leaving the ultimate interpretation up to the wearer.