Maiyet cofounder Kristy Caylor and creative director Gabriella Zanzani took a "spiritual journey through the Himalayas" for Fall 2013, resulting in a collection that blended down-home craft with sophisticated shapes and even a bit of urban edge. Outsize wool outerwear with hand-felted sleeves or neon blanket stripes were especially appealing, as were shell tops, shrunken jackets, and slim pants in vibrant Varanasi silks. Also of note were the accessories, which, just like the other elements in the line, are produced by artisans the world over: high-heel knee boots with tassels and reverse appliqué clutches from Italy, leather crossbody harnesses from New York, and chunky studded cuffs from Indonesia.
Maiyet's seamless marriage of old world craftsmanship and modern luxury came in the form of lush jungle hues and breezy shapes inspired by the "rich indigenous culture and the vast natural wonders" of Peru for Spring 2013. Slip dresses, maxi skirts, and slouchy pants were loose and easy, while militaristic jackets, camp shirts, t-shirt dresses, and asymmetrical wrap skirts added structure. The collection's real stars, however, were the fabrics. Whether adorned with intricate monochrome embroidery or ever-so delicately perforated in lace-like swirls, they were not only dreamy but also expertly handled.