Mata hari - literally translates to "the eye of the day", or "sunrise" in Malay.
Inspired by the original femme fatale, Mata Hari, the Miss Matahari woman is the type to get pulses racing and set the world alight. With lashings of allure and an air of mystery, she is free spirited and wild, determined and brave, and lives life the only way she knows how - her own.
Miss Matahari originally launched in the UK in late 2012, as one of the first ‘sportsluxe’ brands to come to market. With an editorial style that included models in latex, feathers and mohawks, the brand quickly established itself as activewear with serious edge. However, the following year fate was to intervene when our founder was faced with an unexpected life change and move across the pond. The company shut down operations and went on hold for 5 years, before previewing the new collection at The Stylist Suite, Canada’s exclusive celebrity styling and fashion showroom, held during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival® and Toronto Fashion Week.
WHAT WE DELIVER TODAY
A little bit of boho, a touch of country and a whole lot of rock n' roll.
Following Miss Matahari is a little like going on a big road trip. You may kick off in 1970's California, then find yourself driving through the Nevada desert, as you head onto the bright lights of Nashville and then New York. But when the noise of the city gets too loud you'll slip away through the night and cross the pond, to places like Ibiza and Santorini... the world is for exploring, and life is for living and we don't plan on wasting a second of it. Using luxury performance fabrics throughout, we provide versatile, comfortable clothing fit for any adventure - from your morning run to your getaway that night. Hold on tight, it's going to be one helluva ride!
As a boutique label we don't mass produce and we don't follow seasons or trends - our aim is to create high quality, beautiful pieces that really last! Using predominantly recycled/eco-friendly fabrics, every item of clothing has been ethically and sustainably produced. Miss Matahari is currently made in Canada, using factories which are actively sustainable - virtually nothing goes to waste. Producing local means we're able to significantly reduce our carbon footprint too. We believe in Fair Trade and supporting women in business - you cannot exploit us in one country to empower us in another. As such our team is almost entirely made up of women - from the production workers, to the photographers, stylists, videographers, PR and more; wherever possible we hire women. We rock and we're here to celebrate it!
Miss Matahari empowers women to live life to the max. Linking up with inspirational women from all walks of life, Miss Matahari inspires women to shoot for their dreams regardless of the challenges life may present along the way. We're not here to say "Be fearless" but rather, "Feel the fear and do it anyway." Let's live the adventure.
ARE YOU READY?
Size Guide information - best viewed in landscape mode/on a larger screen.
The models in The Warrior Collection range from 5'5" - 5'9" in height and size 4-6 US (8-10 UK). They are all wearing our size S.
The main model in The New Frontier Collection is 5' 10" and a US size 2-4 (6-8 UK). Her bust is 34", waist 26" and hips 36.5". She is also wearing our size S. The petite model wearing some of the styles and accessories is 5' 3" and a US size 2. Her bust is 33", waist 25" and hips 39". She is wearing our size XS. If you fall into the petite category, you might find XS fits you better length-wise.
Note on pants - The workout tights/capris in The Warrior collection fit a little larger than pants/leggings in The New Frontier collection, as they've been specifically designed to flatter all body types, with a slightly more generous cut on the thighs and around the waist. If you have very slim thighs, we recommend you go down a size in any of the Warrior collection bottoms. In general all of our pants are designed to accommodate curvy or muscular thighs. When in doubt, drop a size.
We've also created all styles across all collections to fit a little longer on the sleeves and legs to provide more allowance for different shapes and sizes; not to mention we love the longer sleeved/legged look.
If you have any queries on sizing, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be more than happy to discuss your specific requirements.