Just found a great little house I like a lot! No bedrooms, no bathrooms, no kitchen but full of beautiful, interesting clothes. “Maisonette 1977” which means “little house 1977” is designed by Jane Ibrahim, a Parsons School of Design grad. She worked for Michael Kors, Vigal Azrouel, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass New York, Theory and Cynthia Steffe before undertaking her own line. She was a self professed lover of “grunge” at 13 and even after a decade of design experience you’ll see glimmers of that love throughout the line. Part of that is what makes it so uniquely appealing and the other is that it is just beautifully feminine and wonderfully crafted. A dash of sweet, a pinch of tough, a splash of modern and a hint of retro. Add it all up and you get totally wonderful.
It’s no surprise that even though this is her third collection, she’s getting tons of coverage. Her looks are loaded with press appeal – distinctive, interesting, and sell-able at the same time. Like the Skye shearling coat featured in Marie Claire this Fall. A master piece! I love it 101 times.
Also look for her pieces in Lucky and In Style.
Keep your eye on Maisonette 1977. Or better yet bet your “open to buy” money on Maisonette 1977. In my opinion “its the little house that can”. Jane Ibrahim’s unique take on mixing textures and patterns, craftsmanship in draping and modern sensibility translates into eye catching fashions. Just what retailers need to motivate the consumer to buy. Now I love it 102 times and growing!
PS I don’t know about you but I always like to meet the designer so here’s Jane (on the right)!
Photos: Maisonette 1977 Website and Facebook Pages
Where to find it:
Maisonette 1977 email@example.com
Joey Showroom firstname.lastname@example.org
Maisonette 1977 Asia joanna@maisonettene