For his second collection as creative director of Maiyet, Declan Kearney opted for simplicity. He took the brand’s arched logo as his starting point and in its most literal sense, it found its way into the collection’s rounded hemlines, necklines and layering. Taking it a step further, Kearney channeled “the arc of a woman’s journey,” paying particular homage to Amelia Earhart and NASA’s Katherine Johnson — an aviator influence was subtly rendered in cotton and linen jackets, a silk gilet and a parachute Windbreaker.
Kearney’s subdued lineup was full of Mongolian intarsia knitwear and hammered silk dresses in a soft desert palette punctuated by pops of silver, orange and navy. A few dresses also featured a reverse appliqué embroidery technique done in a wavy motif inspired by Antelope Canyon in Arizona. But the highlights — a series of textured slipdresses that closed the show, one in pale yellow with a low-cut, open back in devoré velvet, and another featuring a patterned custom fil coupé — were noteworthy for their refined effortlessness and sensuality.