Pearly Whites

mother of pearl!

Your first-form P.E. teacher taught you to cradle a lacrosse stick and pace yourself on a long run.

But her shiny purple shell suit taught you that fashion and sports don’t mix.

That is, unless you’re talking about Maia Norman and her recently relaunched sports-inspired label Mother of Pearl. An avid surfer (and long-term partner of Brit artist Damien Hirst), Norman fuses high-performance fabrics with sharp tailoring and elegant cuts.

Blazers with strong shoulders, lazer-cut T-shirt dresses, hooded jackets, cocktail dresses and playful printed leggings are made from innovative materials such as silks with Nano-Tex and Texchem waterproof finishes, as well as stretch wool and leather.

Not exactly appropriate for catching a wave.

But swell nonetheless.

Available at Start, 42-44 Rivington Street, EC2A 3BN (020 7729 3334 or start-london.com); Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, W1B 5AH (020 7734 1234 or liberty.co.uk). To see styles, go to motherofpearl.co.uk.

Photo: Courtesy of Mother of Pearl

42-44 Rivington St
London, UK EC2A 3QP
Great Marlborough St
London, UK W1B 5AH