Maisie Schloss is the first of Kanye West’s young padawans, part of the incubator he launched last week in support of emerging designers. Keeping it in the family, Maisie, who hails from Chicago, is a former womenswear designer at Yeezy. This week she launched her label in its official hometown of LA with a pre-spring collection. Maisie Wilen has created womenswear for the ladies who like to move – or those who just like to sit and look good. Heavily influenced by her Yeezy days there are sweatpants, sweatshirts and clear PVC heels but these nods to the master run under the radar in a mix of psychedelic tiger-like stripes on mini dresses and leggings; an electric buzzing blue snakeskin jacket and skirt; and our favourite slick to the skin slip dress with its tattoo-esque dragon flaming print. This girl is wild. The collection was inspired by both robots and gymnasts – a good balance of flow and calculation. The next part of the launch will take place next week in Paris. We like a woman in the menswear mix. This is just the beginning.
by Roxy Lola