Mayle is well known for creating feminine collections. The line has, in general, a vintage vibe and her designer Jane Mayle pays special attentions to details and fabrics.
The new collection doesn't disappoint, and is full of lace, flowers and silk. "Spring's Mexican funeral theme was inspired by a viewing of the Manet exhibition at Moma. Over the course of only eight or ten canvases, Manet sought to paint an event - the execution of the Emperor Maximillian- of which he had only heard second hand accounts. Alongside these exhibited paintings were photographs that showed a very different reality and exposed the extent to which Manet had fictionalized the facts, and in true painterly fashion, privileged storytelling and composition over truth. Choosing to gloss over the more maudlin aspects of this event and have my own way with story, I imagined a series of Mexican widows, one more beautiful in mourning than the next, who might gather at the graveside of such a man, stand next to each other and alongside generals, bandits and a cross-section of every other sort of Mexican citizen. Not only could my concoction allow for the inappropriate intermingling of señorita with sergeant, but a normally solemn event could be invaded by a general feeling of festivity and the colours of a piñata could run riot."