Mary Lai - Marylai New York

Winner of the Distinctly Denim by Guess Handbags

United States

2015 Finalist Mary Lai Marylai New York


What is your inspiration for this sketch?
California. I recently relocated to Los Angeles and been inspired by the casual cool lifestyle. The California girl knows how to effortlessly look great when she's dressed up or down.

Why did you select the particular materials to work within your sketch?
Loved the mixed materials and textures of the woven denim. The chain is the perfect way to add the hardware and bling.

What is your design background?
11 years of Accessory Design. I am trained also in hand-making handbags.

Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
Yes, I have my own collection called Marylai. Guess does not fit into my current line since the materials and price point differ.

What materials do you normally work with?

What can you offer to the GUESS? aesthetic?
Innovative, Fun, Flirty Designs.

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