Designer Focus: Mira Mikati

Dana Mortada   |   23 - 11 - 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Lebanese designer, Mira Mikati started her fashion career in 2007 as the co-founder and buyer for PLUM– a contemporary concept store located in Beirut, Lebanon. Five years later, the upcoming designer was asked to design a limited collection especially for the Façonnable; which was a big sell-out success.

 

“As a buyer I wished I could find something fun that was also beautifully tailored,” says Mikati. “Which is exactly what I set out to do.”

 

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This exciting project encouraged Mira to start her very own eponymous label. Today the London-based designer counts numerous stars like Beyoncé, Adele, Frieda Pinto and more as fans of the optimistic brand.

 

The Mira Mikati label is a mix between fun, emoji-style detailing with elegant, grown-up silhouettes. Heavily connected to the art world, over the years the designer collaborated with numerous artists – particularly big names like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Darcel; also KAWS whom she collaborated with for her SS’16 collection, and she quotes:

 

“I have always collected KAWS’ toys, even when that meant staying up all night to buy a rare edition online,” also adds “He is one of my favourite artists in the world – collaborating with him was a dream come true.”

 

Slide through the gallery above for Mira Mikati’s latest Spring Summer 2018 collection.

 

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