A spectre is haunting. The cult fashion label named Mayle, created by Jane Mayle, and since disappeared, has been reappearing on consignment in surplus throughout the INA stores.
The label lended itself to warmer seasons, its fabrics reminiscent of bed sheets and linens, the dresses and blouses cut loose as if to allow for a breeze. And nowhere do they look breezier than hanging, like laundry, in the window displays of the store, shot through by daylight.
The consignment store reinvigorates older labels. Gives new life. The disembodied garments appear in the windows as a reminder that out-of-production brand names continue to haunt the fashion world, not just as relics from a time past, but as coveted pieces of clothing, each piece a rare collectible.