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Mimi New York

MimiNewYork3Mimi New York creates one-of-a-kind, hand made dresses and gowns from recovered antique textiles and lace. Each one meticulously constructed from shredded, torn and damaged vintage lace, patiently and artistically paired and draped directly on the mannequin. Working with natural hand made textiles, Mimi New York painstakingly hand dyes scraps with organic dyes, to achieve subtle tonalities and colorations.

MimiNewYorkThe ethereal, romantic collection is a testament to the artisans of the past, who so carefully constructed the raw materials. Mimi Prober honors the skills of long forgotten lace makers through her collection and reinterpretation of their art. Working with hand made textiles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, Prober, designs a luxurious collection of special occasion pieces that value the workmanship and capture the history of the materials. Through the combination of recovered, antique materials and her entirely hand made process, Prober creates a sustainable collection with zero waste. Establishing the connection to the artists of the past and their unique craft, she reintroduces these forgotten fragments of the past to a new generation. Creating a luxury garment, with a new story, to be enjoyed in the present and preserved for the future.

MimiNewYork5Following her vision to create a sustainable, hand made, luxury collection of special occasion dresses, Prober continues to build her artistic, historically conscious identity through her one-of-a-kind collection and bespoke service. Prober also works with individual clients to preserve and reinvent family textile heirlooms.

MimiNewYork2Prober attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she specialized in Special Occasion, taking couture technique sewing classes en route. Prober was recognized by Amsale Aberra as the Critic Award winner for her concentration, as well as received the Marchesa Lenox Scholarship Award for Excellence. Featured in a number if publications Probers work was also highlighted at the South Street Seaport Museum for the ‘Made in New York: Fashion Forward’ exhibit.

MimiNewYork1Website: http://miminewyork.com

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