Kanye West newly debuted his fashion incubator program that seeks to provide young creatives in the fashion realm with a financial assistance platform. Maisie Schloss, a Chicago-born, recent Parsons graduate, exemplifies the first case of what West’s program can do in the form of her fall ready to wear line, Maisie Wilen (taking her mother's surname). Schloss was introduced to West through her contributions to the Yeezy label womenswear design team. “Maisie has always had a strong perspective, and we’re truly pleased with her first collection," West shared.
In an interview with Vogue, she explains, “Yeezy is a really special environment for growing and developing a career. When I started I was just an assistant, but the highly creative and unconventional atmosphere allowed me to have visibility and input in a wide variety of projects.” She speaks highly of West sharing, “Kanye very generously offered to support me; he truly cares about sharing resources, creating opportunities for creatives to grow and be recognized.”
Maisie Schloss debuted her designs at the Los Angeles friends and family preview on June 5th, which will be followed by the official launch taking place in Paris in late June. Her pieces offer an '80s-'90s inspired eclectic mood—boasting free form pieces grounded through her highly practiced discipline. The aesthetic calls for bright neon shimmery nights and bold street and sportswear for a more casual chic daytime look.
All looks were coupled with a range of Yeezy footwear, from transparent over the knee boots and latex heels to sneakers, and puffy sandals. More inspiration from Yeezy is noticeable in the circular rip like patterns repeated throughout the collection. In terms of West’s young creatives incubator brand, this is one of many to come as Schloss is off to Paris to fulfill her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Maisie Wilen anticipates a promising future by expressing the trends of tomorrow.