Betty Lin, the chic Presidio Heights boutique that carries pieces from designers such as Rick Owens and Helmut Lang, recently celebrated the launch of the new Maiyet collection with a cocktail party at the store hosted by Alexis Traina, Alison Pincus, Nina Stanford, and Seth Miller.
Named after the Egyptian goddess of truth and harmony, Maiyet is a New York based brand founded by fashion industry veteran Kristy Caylor, human rights lawyer Paul van Zyl, and PeaceWorks founder Daniel Lubetzky.
Designed by Gabriella Zanzani, a Maiyet collection might include a horn necklace carved in Kenya, fabrics from India or Indonesia, knitwear from Peru, and buttons handmade in Colombia, because Maiyet partners with artisans around the world to promote self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship in developing economies.
A portion of the sale proceeds from the collection (prices range from $450 to $4,800) go to Nest, an independent nonprofit organisation dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses, with the wider goal of alleviating poverty, empowering women and promoting peace.
Seth Miller, a Partner at DBL Investors, with Maiyet co-founder Kristy Caylor
Victoire Brown, Betty Lin – Allison Speer, Alison Pincus
Alison Pincus, Kristy Caylor – Nina Stanford, Seth Miller
Christine Leong, Jody Thelander – Betty Lin, Kristy Caylor
Alison Pincus, Betty Lin – Karen Justis, Edward Teran, Carolyn Chang
Jessica Moment, Jane Gruber – Maiyet
Allison Speer, Victoire Brown – Victoria Yeager, Lorence Manansala
Betty Lin, Morgan George – Shirley Liu, Celeste Woo
Lorence Manansala, Allyson Koss – Joel Goodrich, Minal Jethmal
Charlotte Milan, Christopher Spill – Elina Chernis, Juliya Burg
Ching Nola, Anna Zotalis – Damion Matthews, Carolyn Chang
Justin Fichelson, Mike Michon – Dolane Alonso, Antonio Ametrano
Dennis Phelps, Cara Cutter – Jessica Holzman, Shannon Paul, Jordan Sherman
Christine Razzini, Kellie Phinney – David Elhami, Monica Chung
Danthy Nguyen, Ha Bui – Helen Estrada, Katina Knapp
Meredith Levy, Nina Stanford, Alice Cahan – Shaun Lin, Amanda Liu
Margi Heldfond, Lucas Heldfond – Christine Razzini, Roxanne Deblauwe
Danthy Nguyen, Tiffany Lee – Celeen Stenzler, Margi Heldfond, Holly Couden
The event took place just weeks after Maiyet received excellent reviews for its Fall 2013 collection, shown in Paris. Here are a few looks from the upcoming season…
Maiyet Fall 2013
Maiyet Fall 2013
And of course you can stop by Betty Lin at 340 Presidio Avenue to shop from the current collection. They are open Monday through Saturday 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM.