HONG KONG — Sustainable luxury brand Maiyet is not seeking a new creative director, five months after Declan Kearney left the role, the company said Wednesday.
“We are taking a collective approach to design,” said Karen Wood, Maiyet’s head of development. “Our design team remains fully intact. We have had the same team, most of them have been there for over two years. Our head designer has been there for three years. We fully believe in their talent and their execution so right now we don’t have plans to replace the creative director.”
Kearney left in June after a little more than a year with the company. He was the company’s first creative director.
Wood was speaking at the launch of the brand’s special collaboration with four Chinese designers at Lane Crawford. The department store and Maiyet tapped Helen Lee, Ziggy Chen, Daniel Chen of Xu Zhi,and Denise Ho of Knotti to create a capsule collection using sustainable and fair Mongolian cashmere yarn.
Maiyet was founded in 2011 by Kristy Caylor, formerly the president of Band of Outsiders, and Paul van Zyl, a South African human rights lawyer.