“maya Lake named her label after a boxing glove-wearing cat with super powers that came to her in a dream.”— Urban Outfitters Blog
boxing kitten is a vintage inspired, print laden fashion brand founded by maya amina lake. maya is a native of brooklyn, ny with a bachelor’s in african american studies from Weslyan University. she is self taught + her clothing has been seen on various celebrities. also, the majority of the textiles used are ankara fabrics, which are described as “100% cotton veritable wax hollandais prints”, as the brand’s site states. the prints are unique, full of vibrant color, + unlike anything usually seen on celebrities these days. they are created using textile methods such as batiking + wax block printing.
boxing kitten shoot… recognize that girl on the right? It’s Naima, former winner of ANTM! Here’s some shots from recent collections….
+ here’s maya lake… first alone, + then with her models for the resort 2010 collection…
beyonce + solange, along with many others, seem to be fans…
urban outfitters + boxing kitten teamed up to deliver this amazingly cute frock called the “magic eye dress”, which I so intended on buying if i can!
i can tell you i wouldn’t be caught wearing this dress with those shoes or that hair, but at $129 would you splurge?