For Myriam Ullens, a Belgian philanthropist, fashion boutique owner, and art patron, traveling an estimated 300 days out of the year wasn’t the problem. It was that she had nothing to wear on those trips—specifically, nothing chic, easy, and comfortable that she could sport on the plane and then work into both her day and evening wardrobes. As a solution she launched MUS, a high-end knitwear label geared towards women on the go. Designed at first with the help of her daughter, a former model, Ullens has since tapped fellow Belgian Veronique Leroy to collaborate on the line. “I had known her work for several years,” says Ullens. “I like her sharp approach towards femininity, as well as her mastery of tailoring.” And for fall, Leroy has put both into play with an urban-cool collection that includes trim shearling coats, high-waisted cashmere trousers, chunky mohair sweaters, and some sleek leather shift dresses. As Ullens puts it, “She’s developed a modern but timeless collection.”
Above: Coat, $4,300, by MUS, at Kirna Zabete New York, 212 941 9656, karinazabete.com. Top: Coat, $4,300, shirt, $330, and pants, $1,450, all MUS, at Kirna Zabete New York, 212 941 9656, kirnazabete.com.
Fashion Editor: Lindsey Frugier
Hair and Makeup: Courtney Perkins using Malin and Goetz skin and haircare
Model: Yulia Terentieva at Next