Mayle has been one of my favorite designers for the last few years and this article from The Telegraph gives you some insight into the woman behind the label. According to the rumor mill she was also considered for the position of head designer at Chloé which sounds like a perfect fit. The article does it make it seem like it came came to her quite easily but once you can get Liv Tyler or Maggie Gyllenhaal to wear your gear, isn't your job mostly done for you? One of the most amazing things about her is that apparently she doesn't know how how make a pattern and she has no formal training as a designer. Other designers that had no formal training: Betsey Johnson, Matin Grant, Yigal Azrouel, Sonia Rykiel, Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni.
Impulses Seattle has the following Mayle pieces: