Maiyet Cubed

Published October 23, 2014

Maiyet’s signature is honoring traditional craft and recontexualizing it in a luxury fashion vernacular. The New York-based brand clearly has a taste for the artistic in addition to its craft-based production practices; Maiyet is sponsoring the Metropolian Museum of Art’s Apollo Circle Benefit for the second year running. This year, the gala, which takes place November 19th, draws inspiration from the museum’s exhibition “Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection,” now on view and curated by Rebecca Rabinow.

In celebration of the benefit, Maiyet has created an two exclusive, unisex printed scarves, made in a cozy Italian modal/wool blend and inspired largely by artist Jean Gris. “The scarves were our version of a canvas,” says Maiyet co-founder, president, and creative director Kristy Caylor. “We took inspiration from Cubist artists, specifically from Gris, and then broke up and inserted elements of Maiyet. We consistently challenge ourselves to re-imagine, reinterpret, and reassemble the artisanal elements of our collection—so the theory of Cubism felt quite relevant.”

Printed digitally to ensure full detail, the scarves feature a bold, colorful mash-up of Cubist-inspired layered prints, including wood grain, newsprint, hand woven silk patterns, the outline of the brand’s perfume bottle, and the brand’s feather logo.

MAIYET’S LIMITED-EDITION SCARVES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE MAIYET FLAGSHIP IN NEW YORK AND ONLINE AT MAIYET.