Maiyet works with artisans in far-flung locales for each collection, and the clothes often take cues from themes of travel and wanderlust. But fall was about bringing it home. Declan Kearney drew from interiors, citing the differing styles of architects John Lautner and Carlo Mollino, as well as more abstract ideas of home: intimacy, sensuality, solitude. It was a personal collection for Kearney, who has headed the brand’s creative direction for about a year. “I feel at home at Maiyet now,” he said.
Kearney infused his most seductive lineup yet with fluid, diaphanous fabrics and lingerie-inspired details, though a brown-leather minidress layered over a bra top was more straightforwardly sensual. His muted palette, which he characterized as “dirty pastels that are a bit twisted in tone,” featured deliberately irregular pairings of color, and even red, Kearney’s least favorite hue, though he admitted it felt right on a slinky silk peplum gown. Shaggy shearling and wool bouclé coats — the latter meant to riff on carpeting — gave the lineup a cozy, and indeed homey, vibe.