M2057 has always incorporated ideas inspired by art and architecture, but this season is a defining moment. For the first time we have developed limited edition, custom prints from my own paintings—a longtime goal that marries my passions for fashion design and painting, and reflects the core of M2057's aesthetic.
My paintings were, in turn, a direct response to the recent work by renowned photographer Sandro Miller, specifically his series of portraits of natives of Papua New Guinea. I was captivated by these individuals—their grace, dignity, strength, and creative expression in the face of a changing world that seeks to submerge their identities. —Maria