Who is Maisie Wilen?

Who is Maisie Wilen, and why is this brand so popular? Find out all about the buzziest label out there!

Maisie Wilen is the name on everyone’s lips lately—if you’re even remotely into fashion, you can’t not have heard of this up-and-coming label, which celebrities just can’t get enough of.

With eye-catching psychedelic prints, vibrant hues, and avant-garde silhouettes, the designer truly has taken the fashion world—and Instagram—by storm.

So, who is Maisie Wilen, and why is this brand so popular?

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Who is Maisie Wilen?

Maisie Wilen isn’t a who, it’s a what! 

The creative force behind the label is Maisie Schloss, a Chicago-native who graduated from Parsons Design School. Schloss worked as womenswear designer at Yeezy for four years before being selected by Ye (formerly Kanye West) to be the first recipient of his incubator grant, which provides mentorship and financial assistance to emerging designers.

shop heron preston on italist“Kanye has been very supportive of me and really encouraged me to pursue my unique vision and aesthetic,” Schloss said.

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Schloss launched her first collection in June 2019, drawing inspiration from the world of rhythmic gymnastics and robotics. The collection, which was first presented during an invite-only event at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, was met with critical acclaim and became coveted by celebrities and fashionistas worldwide.

So, why “Maisie Wilen”? The name is a combination of the designer’s first name and her mother’s maiden name.

Why is the designer so popular?

In the three years since the launch of her first collection, the brand has become a celebrity favorite. Schloss’s eclectic designs have been spotted on Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Camila Mendes, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, and many more.

But what makes the styles so special?

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Schloss’s designs are bold, dynamic, and playful. They’re impossible to miss, even to the untrained eye.

Her first collection featured printed catsuits, colorful dresses and miniskirts, perforated tops, and form-fitting leggings crafted from lightweight jersey. 

Today, Schloss is veering away from the sleek, futuristic aesthetic that made her famous and exploring new horizons. The Maisie Wilen SS22 collection embraces romantic, saccharine motifs—think heart-shaped cut-outs, floral prints, and flowy silhouettes.

“I really just want to make pieces that women will want to have fun in,” Schloss told Interview Magazine. “I want to make pieces that feel special, but at the same time make a lot of sense in your everyday life.”

So, in short: while the label was indeed funded and endorsed by Kanye West, the success of this label stems from its freshness, dynamism, and originality. 

The label is in constant evolution. And we can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Where is the Maisie Wilen sale?

In 2020, the designer opened a pop-up store in Selfridges, London’s iconic department store. 

Today, the brand is found in luxury multi-brand boutiques all over the world–from New York to Paris to Tokyo.

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About the Author

Alex English is the Head of Content Marketing at italist.com, building on a lifelong passion for fashion and luxury. After publishing a lifestyle blog for nearly ten years and obtaining an MBA in Milan at SDA Bocconi, one of Europe’s top business schools, he joined the italist team in 2019. His work since then has focused on upper-funnel messaging, brand storytelling, establishing italist as a thought leader in the space, and enriching the customer experience on the platform. Find him on LinkedIn.