The Haute Hive was founded by fashion designer, stylist and entrepreneur Nasya Prantil. Nasya fell in love with sewing when she was five years old. Taught by her Grandmother whose mother had taught her, Nasya always believed that sewing was a part of her DNA.
Originally from Colorado, Nasya came to NYC to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where she received her BFA in Design and Bridal/Special Occasions. After graduating from FIT, Nasya went on to work alongside notable fashion designers Zac Posen and J. Mendel.
Although she learned a great deal of valuable skills, she was still deprived of what she loved to do most (sew). Encouraged by friends to teach sewing to other fashion-forward sewing enthusiasts in NYC. Nasya became an instructor at The Sewing Studio, where she eventually rose to Studio Director.
It was as The Sewing Studio she discovered her love for working one on one with sewing students, helping them take their personal sewing projects from concept to completion.
Nasya noticed a niche of sewing enthusiasts and fashion designers who preferred the personalized instruction of private sewing lessons to the more popular group classes. She founded The Haute Hive to serve as the single sewing destination for private sewing lessons, custom projects and design business consulting. In 2016, The Haute Hive expanded to include two special occasion brands, Beloved (Bridal Accessories) and Becire (Mens Accessories).