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See the Dope, Textile-Fueled Mary Meyer x Purush Collab

06/01/2013

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“Purush’s workshop in India—it’s a relaxed and inspiring environment with beautiful light and textures,” Mary explains.

“I met Purush designer, Vaarun Vohra, the very first weekend my shop was open in Bushwick,” recalls the crazy-talented artist-slash-designer Mary Meyer. “He walked into the store, and I told him I loved his shirt—an exquisite necklace collar button-up in an oatmeal grey linen-and-silk. He told me it was his design.” Well, clearly, they had to find a way to work together: After Mary started selling Vaarun’s designs, they teamed up on a collection. Mary got busy with the silhouettes while Vaarun worked on the materials—handmade by artisans in India. “Since I started my line, it has been important for me to make the brand as sustainable as possible. I feel lucky to have access to special fabrics I normally couldn’t find,” Mary says. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to go to India with Vaarun soon.” Here, take a look at the results of this two-continent collab. —alisha prakash

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“This is the Crazy Jacket. It’s amazing! The fabric is made from recycled silk and is a thick, loose weave. When designing this jacket, I started with the fabric, which is very extreme and bold. I wanted to make it clean, trim, and simple—so that the jacket would be bold, but wearable.”

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“This is the Erin Jacket, a classic MM silhouette—bat wing and flowy. The fabric is that oatmeal grey linen-and-silk material that first attracted me to Purush. I like to think of this silhouette for a gallery owner—big, oversize shapes and artistic prints for someone who’s rich as hell, super-successful, and very smart.”

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“The Zipper Dress is made from this amazing ikat. Lightweight and flattering, this dress has been one of the best sellers from the collab. For me, it would be a perfect summer picnic or rooftop party dress. Make it grungy with Docs or sexy with a chunky heel.” 

Get the hyper-graphic edition Mary made for us—a total MM classic in the making.

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