To create the hand-block print and hand-painted details on a cotton poplin frock meant to channel the pampas of southern Argentina and Brazil, the Maiyet team enlisted artisans in both Jaipur and Delhi. Nobody said ethical fashion was easy, but that's a lot of groundwork for a simple shift dress. Last season, Maiyet's mission to stabilize regions of the world by employing local craftspeople got in the way of its design message. Resort's emphasis on simple, unconstructed silhouettes helped give focus to the label's new offerings.
The A-line shape of the aforementioned dress was key; it was echoed in the away-from-the-body cut of another little sleeveless number with a hand-painted and hand-embroidered hem, as well as in an unadorned amber-hued tank and its accompanying ocher inverted-pleat shorts. Pants came in two cuts: a full trouser with those same inverted pleats and a slimmer, probably more saleable style with tracksuit piping down the sides. The strappy flat sandals shown with the latter pair look like they'll have legs at retail, too.