After all we’ve been through as a society, joy has become a somewhat complicated emotion. But this summer, we’re choosing to celebrate the good things and lean into the bright, exuberant side of warm-weather style. The last installment of our summer collection, Ode to Joy, is launching this week. In it, you’ll find summery stripes, crisp poplin, airy linen, and effortless silhouettes.
“During the early stages of designing the collection, we were looking at paintings by Lee Krasner,” says Miyako, M.M.’s Chief Creative Officer. “One of our team members brought up Krasner’s Earth Green series and the story behind it. The series documents her evolution as an artist after the death of her husband and life partner, Jackson Pollock. And as a design team, we were very inspired by the idea of emerging from struggle with a new sense of identity.”
While Krasner’s work inspired the concept behind the collection, it was a different artistic influence that brought the colors and patterns to life. “We came across these floral prints from a French print house, and they had the most beautiful, dynamic brush strokes,” explains Miyako. “We wanted to use these hand-painted florals to evoke romance. That became the center of the summer collection.”
Read on for a first look at our upcoming styles.