A year into his own collection, Tomas Maier has accomplished much with his concept of “easy pieces for the casual side of life.” He opened his second store in Manhattan — and fourth overall — last month, with another slated to open in Bal Harbour, Fla., in a few weeks. The line now includes women’s, men’s, shoes, bags, scarves, jewelry and hats, and as of his resort offer, all of it is as good-looking as it is smart.
Maier’s look fits his lifestyle — city and beach — and the pieces in the collection can go a long way in either direction. There were nifty cashmere cardigans cut short in the back with long panels in the front that could be wrapped around the body and buttoned to create chic and novel configurations. One could mix and match looks easily: The Japanese denim with frayed edges, the nylon track shorts, parachute taffeta pants and safari dresses, cotton satin bonded A-line skirt and Japanese polyester maxidresses were prime for dressing up with Maier’s brass jewelry, or down with his vast selection of flats. “There are so many cute styles within that range, you can really make a woman look good with flats,” he said.