Meet the Couturista Team
Myriam is our Chief Operations Officer, but is also our Chief Couturista! She has spent her life living her passions for travel, food and wine and discovering hidden gems all over the world. Having successfully run her own tour company more than 20 years, she co-founded Couturista with Laz because she has always dreamed of building a program around artisans and unique shopping experiences. Her love of fashion and unique partnerships are a big reason why our Couturista tours are so highly regarded amongst her clientele and within the industry at large.
Laz leads Couturista's Business Development and Investor Relations. His enthusiasm for culture and travel is the driving force behind Couturista. A true lover of fashion, art and culture, Laz has turned his passion into a reality. Having traveled the world with his two discerning daughters who love to shop for local designers, their influence has provided him insight that brings worldly vision to Couturista that is sophisticated and most of all, curated.
Maria Vittoria Amasino
Maria Vittoria Amasino fell in love with fashion at the age of 3. She then went on to study and graduate from Italy's prestigious Accademia della Moda as well as The Polimoda private Fashion School of Santo Versace and Ferruccio Ferragamo. At 22 years old she started designing for one of the largest textile houses in Prato, Italy producing for Zara, Massimo Dutti , El Corte Inglés, Arturo Calle, and Falabella among others. Vittoria currently works as fashion consultant for various fashion houses and she is the curator for Couturista’s shopping itineraries in Italy and abroad. Her many years of experience in fashion brings unique programming to Couturista tours. Her insiders knowledge of the fashion world helps to design Couturista's programs, workshops and visits that are truly exclusive and greatly distinguish us from other tours.
Featured Couturista Team Member:
Serena was raised on the East Coast but made her way to California before moving to Europe in her early 20's to study fashion design and further develop her unique flair for styling.
Serena studied at the prestigious Polimoda Fashion School in Florence, Italy, where she honed her knowledge of design, fabric, cut and color. Upon graduation, Serena was recruited by the high end knitwear company Appartamento 50 as Head Designer of Accessories. Following her tenure at Appartamento 50, she gained valuable experience by styling fashion shows and landing editorial work in Paris and Milan.
After nine beautiful and productive years in Italy, Serena and her family relocated to the United States and settled in Florida. Serena enjoys a strong working relationships with designers like Aquazzura, Leivankash, Monica Sordo and The Nomadic Collector. She has established accounts with luxury brands in the Miami Design District and The Shop at Bal Harbor as well as global Fashion Houses. With U.S. and international clients from Bali to Italy, Serena offers a collection of services that will make you look and feel fabulous and save you time, a precious commodity in our busy lives today.