Ceramicist Hayley Bridgford creates a beautifully organic aesthetic in her domestic ware pieces. Her weighty, textural pieces can be found in discerning eateries like Gemmayze St, Hugo’s Bistro and Williams Eatery, and she’s also created custom pieces for other friends of Mahsa, like Katie Lockhart for Deadly Ponies, and Sans [ceuticals].
Winter Solstice. The weather was cool and overcast, blue sky cracking through grey clouds. The track to the beach revealed a clean two-foot off-shore break. “Arriving, we looked over the beach and saw beautiful sweet lines; expectations were met instantly. Vibes were good, air temp cool, appetite for fun, high. We left all feeling very full. Nothing beats this feeling.” — Mahsa.
In December 2015, we launched Mahsa as a summer pop-up in Ponsonby. We had a vision for a label that would celebrate womanhood – nostalgic and modern, constant and changing – through explorations of ‘moods’ rather than traditional seasonal collections.
In his memoir published last year, Matthew McConaughey (one of our guilty pleasures) talks about ‘red light’ times, when the expected flow of life is forced to a stop and we have no choice but to wait for the eventual green light. In these moments, we can burn in frustration or practice growing our resilience and ability to chill.
As our mood rises, with an increasing sense of optimism, the shapes, palette and textures of our Enduring Nature collection evolve in this new release of pieces. Imbued with greater lightness, warmth and playfulness, the new styles include a fluid take on the classic men’s shirt, and a practical-yet-romantic Picnic Skirt that ruches up above the knee.