The proof was in the details for Maiyet’s first ready-to-wear collection. The luxury line with a humanitarian backstory — it’s sourced from artisans in developing countries — was resolutely contemporary, making sophisticated use of artisanal details. The design team used an Indian block print on silk maxi-skirts, shorts and sari-style cropped blouses or rich embroidery on a slit-backed black evening dress or under the collar of a jacket that managed never to take an “ethnic” stance.

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