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