Maiyet At Betty Lin in San Francisco

BY Damion Matthews - March 23, 2013


Seth Miller, Alison Pincus, Betty Lin, Nina Stanford
Seth Miller, Alison Pincus, Betty Lin, Nina Stanford

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.

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Maiyet’s popular fish necklaces from Nairobi, at Betty Lin

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, Kristy Caylor
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Seth Miller, a Partner at DBL Investors, with Maiyet co-founder Kristy Caylor

Victoire Brown, Betty Lin
Allison Speer, Alison Pincus

Victoire Brown, Betty Lin – Allison Speer, Alison Pincus

Alison Pincus, Kristy Caylor
Nina Stanford, Seth Miller

Alison Pincus, Kristy Caylor – Nina Stanford, Seth Miller

Christine Leong, Jody Thelander
Betty Lin, Kristy Caylor

Christine Leong, Jody Thelander – Betty Lin, Kristy Caylor

Alison Pincus, Betty Lin
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Alison Pincus, Betty Lin – Karen Justis, Edward Teran, Carolyn Chang

Jessica Moment, Jane Gruber
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Jessica Moment, Jane Gruber – Maiyet

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Victoria Yeager, Lorence Manansala

Allison Speer, Victoire Brown – Victoria Yeager, Lorence Manansala

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Ching Nola, Shirley Liu

Betty Lin, Morgan George – Shirley Liu, Celeste Woo

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Joel Goodrich, Minal Jethmal

Lorence Manansala, Allyson Koss – Joel Goodrich, Minal Jethmal

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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…

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Maiyet Fall 2013

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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.

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