Hemingway, jazz, the social scene at the Cotton Club, these were the 1930s reference points that Maiyet founder and creative director, Kristy Caylor mentioned when referring to the label’s spring collection. With notes like those one would expect a showing steeped in history, but the streamlined and stylish pieces that appeared on Caylor’s runway at the École des Beaux-Arts were firmly rooted in the now. Relaxed yet refined shirt dresses in delicate silk, metallic shorts and cropped tops that looked especially lovely in the open air setting, a series of transparent numbers that revealed just the right amount of skin – these are the types of pieces women crave. With Maiyet’s reputation for handcrafted, ethically made fashion’s these are also the types of luxury moments consumers can indulge in without feeling a tinge of guilt.
Text by Janelle Okwodu
Images courtesy of KCD