PARIS – Maiyet is known for its efforts to switch up the fashion supply chain, working with traditional handcrafters and textile-makers from around the world.
So this was a collection about movement. The theme was witnessed in the fluid tailoring, and in a lot of seemingly hasty, scarf-style draping. Caylor should have invested more in those ideas; frankly, the silhouettes were a bit of a muddle this season. Nothing popped. The materials and embellishments were another story, though, with rich, graphic Indonesian batiks, Peruvian hand-knits and lace, and lovely thread and bead embroidery from villages in India.
Beyond the possibilities of presenting clothes in a digital world, the most forward-thinking impulses of the label lie in its sustainable production values. This season, that responsible sphere of influence circled the globe, with batik textiles made in Indonesia, intricate Aari embroidery by craftspeople in India, and chunky knitwear woven with an artisanal hand from Peru—a standout in the collection. With their ethical and stylish mission, Maiyet is moving in the right direction.