A Pre-Fall appointment with Maiyet's Kristy Caylor is a bit like a geography lesson. Browsing the racks at the label's presentation today, she pointed out handwoven cottons that hailed from Varanasi, India, and handwoven knits made in Peru. On her mood board: early self-portraits by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and photographs taken by Viviane Sassen in Africa. That's a lot of far-flung locations and inspirations to keep straight. It's a testament to Caylor's vision for the ethical fashion label that all of it holds together as well as it does.

Picking up where Spring left off, the designer showed a few new slipdresses, this time in season-appropriate lightweight suede. Bias-cut dresses followed the same fluid, elegant lines. She paired a white version with a boxy black pony-hair parka in an effort to re-create the feminine-masculine mix essential to Kahlo's personal style. Another parka looked good in a nubby, wheat-colored raw silk. What was new was a group of denim pieces, also handwoven in India. A V-neck shift and a sleeveless jumpsuit were casual in a way that Caylor hasn't explored here before.