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Written by Bridget Williams


Founded by Chloe Mendel, daughter of designer Gilles Mendel, and Gustave Maisonrouge, Maison Atia is the first luxury faux fur brand dedicated to making a difference.

Maison Atia uses traditional fur ateliers and techniques to create carefully

crafted and timeless pieces that push the boundaries of faux fur. Combining a

modern aesthetic and sensibility with six-generations of fur heritage craftsmanship,

Maison Atia offers a genuinely luxurious alternative to fur coats and accessories.

Cognizant of the impact of fashion on the environment, the brand has

pledged to be socially responsible and engaged by aiming to be zero-waste

from the outset. They use leftover fabrics from coat production to create chic

accessories and recycle what’s unused with FabScrap. In 2019, Maison Atis

launched its first fully sustainable capsule collection for babies and toddlers using

Kobra fabric, one-hundred-percent made from plants and recycled water bottles.

The company’s pledge to give back goes beyond the environment.

A partnership with PAWS CHICAGO, a no-kill shelter, resulted in a

#BuyACoatSaveAPuppy campaign. Each coat sold provides transportation for a

homeless pet from a high-kill shelter to PAWS CHICAGO.

For its Fall 2020 collection, the brand continued to expand beyond its core

offerings, while looking to the past for inspiration. MA by Maison Atia is a vibrant

and colorful capsule line incorporating the Koba fabric from their baby collection.

They also introduced Pink Label, their first hand-embroidered limited edition

collection. “We are only creating three pieces of each design to truly make it special

and exclusive,” said Gustave Maisonrouge, co-founder and President.

Chloe Mendel, co-founder and Creative Director, explained the

collection’s background story. “When I think of the 70s, I think of a time where

fashion was full of life, integrating individuality and freedom of expression. This

season you will find vibrant colors continuing in the theme of pop art inspired

by Robert Indiana weaving throughout the collection and bringing modernity

to our animal print wonderland. I imagine these coats inside the incredible

closet of Diana Vreeland. This season is all about celebrating the fashion icon

inside every woman.” sl

Maison Atia is available at and select retail partners


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