Maggie Marilyn Resort 2018

Having only graduated a year-and-a-half ago from university, New Zealand-based designer Maggie (Marilyn) Hewitt has an impressive four seasons (including resort 2018) under her belt with a global business that is growing quite quickly. “We are now in 30 stockists and 70 doors globally; we picked up some amazing new stockists last season which are dropping into stores in July,” Hewitt noted. Resort 2018 included a collection of easily worn and washable pieces that she designed for prior collections, noting that as a young brand, it’s important to create a feeling and mood that can become identifiable.
The Maggie Marilyn brand prides itself on being ethically conscious. Playing into this, Hewitt revealed that the brand recently changed to a two drop system — she will be showing both spring and resort during her resort appointments, with fall and pre-fall during her pre-fall appointments. “Carrying on from our ethically conscious ethos, not only is it important to think about the make and supply chain but to also look after my team as a whole, and me as a designer…having enough time to actually come up with newness, not under this crazy treadmill of turning our new collections every three months,” Hewitt explained.

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