Maureen Doherty Obituary, Death – Egg founder Maureen Doherty has sadly passed away. Maureen was a storyteller, a visionary, and an instinctive shopkeeper all rolled into one. Doherty began her career in the fashion industry when she was in her late teens. She is credited with bringing prominent designers to the UK, including Fiorucci, Valentino, and Issey Miyake. Doherty was trusted with eponymous stores and eye-watering budgets. Maureen found the most compatibility with Issey Miyake, and they developed a relationship in which he served as both a guide and a friend to her.

Doherty worked on special projects for Issey while she was living in Paris. She coordinated all aspects of Miyake, from ballet costumes to new store openings, and perhaps most significantly the scent, L’eau D’Issey. During this time, Doherty also worked in Paris. Miyake was also brought together with the potter Lucie Rie by Maureen. This was the beginning of a friendship that would last a lifetime as well as a love of ceramics, both of which influenced many of the subsequent exhibitions held at the egg. After spending some time in France learning how to make pots, Maureen came back to England and looked for a building to start her egg business.

Together with her business partner Asha Sarabhai, who made for Miyake and Hermes in India, they gutted the shop on Kinnerton Street to reveal the gorgeous blue tiles of an old dairy. This was accomplished with the help of Asha Sarabhai. To this day, Maureen still enjoys the straightforward aspects of running a store and providing excellent service to her clients. For her, producing the ideal ambiance and the unseen aspects that are essential to the success of an endeavor are second nature. Doherty’s artwork is not concerned with what is currently in style, despite the fact that she undoubtedly is aware of the answer; rather, it is concerned with what seems natural and what brings joy.