Designer Sherie Muijs. Image supplied.
Designer Sherie Muijs is known for her impeccable shirt-making skills and founded her eponymous label in 2011 focusing on classic shirts with a contemporary feel. After a two year stint in Berlin she returned home in 2015 much to the delight of her loyal following in New Zealand. As part of her latest range Sherie has introduced her first t-shirt which is as carefully thought out and perfectly constructed as her shirts.
We caught up with Sherie to find out more about her latest collection, what inspires her and what you would never catch her wearing.
Tell us about your latest collection?
The most recent release introduced T-shirt No.19, an important building block in the Sherie Muijs offering and the very first t-shirt in the current shirt collection.
Its weight and proportions lend itself nicely to being the perfect extra layer in winter and equally great as a light-weight sweatshirt for summer.
What made you become a designer?
I don’t think I ever made a conscious decision to be a designer. It seemed like the obvious choice. I was very interested in design and looking back; my sketches were of outfits and photographs were of me playing dress-ups. Inevitable perhaps.
Shirt No.01 in Porcelain (left) and T-shirt No.19 in Dark Pine (right) by Sherie Muijs.
What inspires you?
It can be anything. Primarily my ideas come from being in touch with all senses. Eyes open or eyes closed all I need is a little imagination. My work is at its best when inspired and collaborative, as such, I have a growing circle of wonderful allies who I am fortunate to work with.
Describe your personal style and how it influences your designs?
I try to strike a balance in my style and design. At times I like to play by the rules, usually followed by challenging those rules, pushing my ideas to a place that feels ever so slightly uncomfortable.
What is your all-time favourite purchase?
An old drafter’s desk I bought second-hand.
T-shirt No.19 in Cornflower (right) by Sherie Muijs.
What wardrobe item should every woman invest in?
A good shirt.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Giving my acceptance speech after winning the New Zealand Young Design Ambassador Award. It was a very proud moment and one of many highlights for me.
What can’t you live without?
My boys! I have a 14 month old who I can’t imagine life without and my husband who has stood by my side for over a decade.
Finish this sentence – You would never catch me wearing…