Maiyet Fall Winter 2016: Creative Director, Declan Kearney Finds Inspiration from Iconic Figures of the Past for Maiyet FW16.
Maiyet’s newly appointed Creative Director, Declan Kearney, is settling in at Maiyet after a year and by all accounts is finally feeling “at home”. For the brand’s FW16 collection, Kearney found inspiration in an emphatic collection of artists and design influencers spanning the past century includingÂ photographer Carlo Mollino, architect John Lautner, and the forever iconic style maven,Â Jackie Onassis.
The innovative designer offered us Mollino inspired silhouettes, accented with modern Jackie O aesthetics (kudos to the beauty team for sculpting the hair into a modern day bouffant.) Models flashed bits ofÂ skin beneathÂ sheer blouses and dresses; some adorned with embroidered details across the chest covering the breasts; while other numbers were beaded throughout. The silhouettes were clean with strongÂ 1960 attributes: high waistlines in trousers for a menswear touch and blouses that tied at the neck, were just barely tied-up, loosening the necklines, while other necklines went up the neck for a mod-feel. Kearney also incorporated leather skirts and Â jackets and brushed shearling wool , showcasing an alluring play on texture and weight. Other stand out details included embroidered collars on wool coats and abstract floral and banana-leaf prints, previously made famous by Lautner.
While it still may be to early to gage, we’d say that Kearney is making swift and innovative moves at Maiyet. It will be interesting to see how the designer continues to define and propel the Maiyet woman into both the future and the past.
Check Out Our Favorite Looks from Maiyet Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week Below.