Marei1998 SS17 collection is made up of finely crafted pieces in simple classic colors which shine with adulthood and elegant self-confidence. It’s hard to imagine that the ‘1998’ in the label name, however, actually stands for the founder Maya Reik’s year of birth. This 19-year-old is taking the world of fashion by storm, and everything in her work can be summed up as ageless.
Based in Tel Aviv, Maya Reik is a self-taught fashion designer who went from launching her own label, Marei1998, to Milan Fashion Week in just about two years. Dropping out of high school at 14, Reik decided to follow her dreams to be a fashion designer enrolling for classes at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art and taking sewing classes.
The result visible in the two Marei1998 collections so far was quick to bring the young talent a faithful following. The 1920s-inspired cuts, the oversized fur coats, the robes that seem to pop straight out of a noir film — Reik has her fashion vision quite well framed.
And it’s quite impossible not to fall for these designs. Take a look at the latest Marei1998 collection in our gallery, and don’t forget to follow Maya Reik on Instagram for black&white portraits and some enthralling retro inspiration.