After investing her time as a student of fashion in Europe, Kaila decided it was time to move back to Black Faux Leather Dress for the next phase of her fashion journey; building her Madame Methven fashion lingerie empire. Her goal was not merely to create items that women would wear to bed, but rather to create lingerie that are powerful fashion statements in their own right.
Kaila Methven’s creations for the Madam Methven brand are designed to be worn by clientele of different shapes and sizes and include ready-to-wear fashion as well as haute couture. There are elegant designs that flatter the female form and luxurious pieces with prices to match that when worn are akin to wearing fitted forms of art.
For our intimate interview with Kaila we wanted to find out more about how and why she started in the fashion industry. We also wanted to gain more insight on what it takes to make an exciting dream of Casual Oversized Pleated Chic Dress a lingerie empire come true.
How do you think training at the Fashion Institute ESMOD ( École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode) impacted your outlook on the world of fashion?
Kaila: Completing my studies in the capital of fashion really gave me an insight into the design world. ESMOD is where I learnt how to draft pattern pieces but it’s also where I found my love for draping. Draping is what helped me bring my couture collection Madame Methven in to fruition.
MODE: When did you get the inspiration to create your brand Madame Methven and why did you decide to go in the direction of lingerie?
Kaila: I’ve always had an eye for lingerie, I have a keen interest in commercial and luxe lingerie pieces on a fashion and personal level. The inspiration for my Madame Methven line originated from the idea of falling in love. I created a collection inspired by the mythological and sexual history of Roman and Greek goddesses. I added a modern twist of Downtown LA with the Floral Short Casual Print Dress love stories of Greek Mythology. My entire brand is about falling in love again and again. After creating my first collection and seeing the response I got from it I knew there was a niche in the market for my lingerie brand. I enjoy making lingerie pieces to empower women of all shapes and sizes.