Monday, November 02, 2009

Label to Watch :Maisonette 1977

When i was in New York two months ago I met up with Jane Ibrahim over sweet tea in nyc garment district, a delightfully sweet and super talented fashion designer who finally broke ground on her own to launch her label Maisonette 1977. I can't believe I actually saw these gorgeous designs in her studio and to finally see them on models is sooo Awesome! Her collection Punk Goddess is a delicious mix of soft flowy grecian influences and hard punk infusion of leather waxed fabrics executed with interesting silhouettes. Below are my fave looks from debut collection. Goodluck Jane! x

Visiting her in nyc

At the age of 13, Jane fell in love with grunge fashion. She would save all her red pocket money to buy foreign fashion magazines that she tirelessly collected and studied. After years of studying abroad and receiving a BA from Johns Hopkins University, Jane went to Parsons School of Design for her AAS degree in Fashion Design. Jane has been living in New York since, working for Michael Kors, Yigal Azrouel, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass New York, Theory, and Cynthia Steffe. Ten years in design has developed a maturity in this young designer who brings quality in material and construction as well as delightful surprises in design and execution.

The label “Maisonette 1977” means “little house 1977.” It comes from the traditional way of describing a design house. Maisonette 1977’s design philosophy is to maintain high quality craftsmanship and to incorporate innovative details in its design concept.

Jane Ibrahim

Waxed plain weave tuxedo jacket
Forest Green

Tech twill parachute jacket
Lace-up tunic jersey top

Goddess draped jersey dress
Black, Navy

Denim-leather motorcycle vest

love this skirt!



I like especially the laceup top...

lilly J said...

how cute is the pattern on that skirt!

szela said...

aww Jane Ibrahim looks so cute with her pooch. :)

love the draped jersey dress. thanks for featuring her. will check her out soon.

Roxanne said...

Thanks for all the comments. it's so humbling and I'm sure Jane would appreciate the awesome feedback from fellow fashion lovers. If you would like to add her on facebook it's


Hope your well szela

kirstyb said...

i want the denim leather motorcycle dress xoxox

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Aww that dog is so cute. I really like her collection - and great shots as well.

Beth said...

Love these outfits, especially yhe navy dress!
And that dog is super cute!

lorenabr said...

Good pieces:) Interesting blog. I wish you a good weekend.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Love the sofia dress. so feminine.. something I would LOVE to wear

Ivan McK said...

WOW!!! I will definitely be watching her go, Jane! That sounds like it was an awesome opportunity in NY. KEep up the good work, Roxy!