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Mimi/New York's Debut Collection for Fashion Week!

Photo: Udor Photography

For our regular readers, you will remember the beautiful gowns by Mimi Prober, featured on the cover of Threads #166. Here's a link to the blog post, as well. I'm happy to update you on her next step to success!

For those who might have missed the article, here's a little background: Mimi Prober is a New York City-based artist and designer. She founded Mimi / New York where she creates unique, sustainable, one-of-a-kind couture garments using recovered antique textiles.

Her collection has been featured in several publications (including Threads) and highlighted in "Made in New York: Fashion Forward," an exhibition at the South Street Seaport Museum in downtown Manhattan. The exhibit was a cutting-edge installation produced by the Museum of the City of New York, showcasing a selection of artists who design and produce in New York City.

Mimi is also the current listed special guest designer for the Emmy award-winning series "Secrets of New York", dressing host Kelly Choi in a one-of-a-kind sustainable couture collection piece handcrafted from antique textiles.


I recently attended a fashion show, where Mimi Prober debuted her new couture collections–-"Metamorphosis" and "These Hands"–-at Launch NYC during New York Fashion Week.



Each hand-constructed piece in Mimi / New York's 'Metamorphosis' collection was executed and achieved using Mimi's sustainable philosophy and couture techniques; inspired by the literal transformation of the forgotten fragments, these treasured antique textiles have been given a new modern form.


I'm showing highlights of the collections here.  If you would like to see the entire show, you can watch a video of it here.



The first piece is a panel gown with detachable 19th-century silk velvet brocade train, constructed using antique textiles from the late 18th century to early 20th century, embroidered with early 20th-century silk thread and signature chainstitch detail.

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