Mahsa by Mahsa Willis via www.sartreuse.com
 

Mahsa by Mahsa Willis

I know in Europe we are still somewhat in the heart of winter, but Camus quotes aside, I still pretend to be in the midst of summer. I tend to opt for breezy shirts and oversized yet feminine shapes in subtle hues such as beige and ecru, not minding the current weather situation. Subtle hues are exactly what Mahsa, the young New-Zealand brand by Mahsa Willis, does best: their first collection of blouses, dresses and shirts are made out of raw textures such as muslin, voiles and linen. The garments are decorated with frayed edges, soft billowing sleeves and elegant bows. The collection is focused on natural imperfections and the neutral colours and the trans-seasonal versatility of the pieces make them only more intriguing: shades of ecru and khaki are mixed with Victorian sleeves and oversized draping.

Mahsa by Mahsa Willis via www.sartreuse.com
 

Beautiful Imperfections

With the brand’s first collection aptly called Beautiful Imperfections Mahsa offers a range of shirts, tank tops and dresses in a safari-palette with just the right amount of sheer and flow. The pictures of the lookbook, shot by photographer Derek Henderson, remind me of a summer evening in France and all of the pictures look very refined in their simplicity. The pieces themselves remind me of the artsy vibe in the quartier of Montmartre – where artists still combine their flowy, poet blouses with their neutral-coloured berets. With a vision and lookbook like this, Mahsa Willis and her brand are definitely one to watch.

Mahsa by Mahsa Willis
mahsa.co.nz