May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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CROWD SOURCED CHIC
Paris: Founded a year ago by former Band Of Outsiders president Kristy Caylor, Maiyet is the first culturally crowd-sourced label of its kind, partnering with traditional artisans in communities around the world each season. Maiyet’s latest collection centered on the work of Peruvian craftspeople and the results were anything but colloquial. Crisp white separates with tonal embroideries were modern and lovely, tempered by a feminine silhouette. The rest of the must-have lineup included full-skirted shirtdresses, easy cotton halter frocks and shine-coated linen tanks, each enhanced by subtle detailing or patterns. Creative luxury is the key phrase for Maiyet, a mandate this unusual yet innovative line fully realized for S/S 13.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fit & flared / Full / Body skimming / Asymmetric
Color: White / Light grey / Camel / Gunmetal / Olive / Black / Vibrant mint / Tangerine / Poppy red / Avocado / Turquoise / Emerald / Coco / Saffron
Key Items: Stovepipe trousers / Sheer blouses / Cotton shirtdresses / Sleeveless field jackets / Sleek anoraks / Full skirted halter dresses / Satin track pants / Wrap skirts / Cropped shorts / Tank dresses
Materials: Embroidered cotton / Sheer silk / Shiny mesh / Taffeta / Leather / Canvas / Satin / Brocade
Print + Pattern: Geometric repeats / Tonal dots / Shattered windowpane prints / Abstract animal prints / Abstract swirls / Stained glass motifs
Details + Trim: Appliqué / Patch pockets / Tonal embroidery / Snap buttons / Asymmetry / Contrast collars / Patterned trim / Box pleats
Accessories + Footwear: Structured shoulder bags / Cocktail rings / Folded clutches / Molded bib necklaces / Graphic gladiator heels / Chain link pendant necklaces / Corset belts / Platform sandals / Hard clutches / Cage cuff bracelets / Flat envelope bags / Rope belts / Lariat necklaces
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