Resort season marks a year since Declan Kearney took over the creative direction of Maiyet, and he approached this anniversary lineup as a remix of the label’s signature motifs and greatest hits. His mood board contained mixed inspirations, from mid-20th century portraits by African photographer Seydou Keïta to Eighties images of Princess Diana — the latter’s influence reflected in delicate pearl appliqués on a collared cotton shirt with cut-out sleeves.
Kearney revisited the rounded hemlines of seasons past, but updated his skirts, blouses and dresses with whimsical cactus prints and tiered, wave-mimicking ruffles. A dot motif also ran throughout the collection, from an ostrich-embossed leather jacket and a polka-dot blouse to hand-cut circular discs that decorated the grosgrain straps of an elegant, backless slipdress. Mongolian cashmere and Egyptian cotton knits, done in soft shades of blue, cream and lavender, featured perforations and custom lattice stitching done in Bolivia — staying true to Maiyet’s artisanal roots.