The ‘Maggie Walt’ label is a fusion of East meets West in the finest sense. The line is eclectic, romantic but sophisticated, and simply a pleasure to wear.
I have always had a love for the fashion of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The nostalgic playful flirty dresses made with soft flowing fabrics in romantic prints. They are comfortable and feminine and provide a lot of my inspiration.
My true passion lies in working with the exotic textiles I discover in off-the-beaten-track merchant stalls of Southeast Asia. The rich brocades from exquisite silks; the hand painted batiks; many finely finished with intricate beading and embroidery performed by local artisans. Every item is an original display of craftsmanship and detail rarely found in today’s busy world. The fabrics are often available only in small quantities and make many of my pieces quite unique.
Of late, I’ve been hunting down old ethnic Ikat textiles and up-cycling them into new modern edgy styles. These old fabrics carry a wonderful energy and are handcrafted using techniques that are slowly becoming a lost art.
You’ll find the webstore filled with a wide variety of styles but often very small (or single) quantities of a style in a given pattern/colour/size. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind.