Hand-stitched 3D gildings, dramatic outsized sleeves and geometrical detailing paired with structured silhouttes. Maarimaia definitely stands out for its one-of-a-kind designs.
The Malaysian label’s collections (which may be considered on maarimaia.com) centre across the narration of an impartial lady, whereas paying homage to the heritage and craftsmanship of various textiles used.
In keeping with founder Might Tan, her inspiration is from life itself. She says that the designs are in a position to take her from work to occasions, to weekends and to summer season holidays.
“I attempt to provide you with items which are well-thought-out, sensible and with out artifice. Maarimaia is a few new style of impartial femininity, with a concentrate on utilizing elegant supplies, a ardour for element and timeless modernity.”
Tan launched Maarimaia in 2016. After finishing her research at Istituto Marangoni in London, she travelled and labored in Europe for a time frame earlier than coming again to Malaysia and ultimately beginning her personal label.
She describes the expertise of getting studied overseas as “eye opening”. She additionally factors out that she has by no means mentioned no to exploring new instructions as a designer, and thinks it’s at all times vital to stay open minded.
“Being in a metropolis like London actually broadens your artistic boundaries and forces you to discover and analysis areas of trend that I by no means even knew existed, and a few elements of that also form me until in the present day,” she states.
As it’s, Maarimaia is 100% designed and produced in Malaysia by a workforce of seamstresses. The items are mentioned to undergo a rigorous sampling and match check, to make sure that they’re snug.
The present assortment, Bloc & Flo, is a twin sequence assortment. Whereas Bloc is structured and performs with color and area, Flo has a extra relaxed aesthetic of outsized kinds.
“Above all, I recognize items which are fashionable but straightforward to put on, and likewise purposeful for on a regular basis life. My subsequent assortment will discover opacity and textures, will probably be extra of a mirrored image of my private model,” Maya says.
Maarimaia lately opened area at The Studio in The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, the place prospects can buy her able to put on items off the rack in addition to by appointment for customized items.