Mieko Mintz’s love affair with vintage textiles started young – a deep passion cultivated by not only her birthplace of Kyushu, Japan, but by her studies and career in Tokyo, New York, and eventually West Bengal, where she discovered the art of kantha.
In her self-named label she celebrates this love, breathing new life into sari fabrics through this ancient Indian technique of textile upcycling.
Sari is the way of life for most parts of India. The five-meter length being one of the oldest forms of clothing on the planet. There is a deep romance within reincarnating these garments – generations of joy and care emanate from within the colorful silk and cotton fabrics.
By combining the kimono traditions of Japan with the sensitive kantha stitching, Mieko creates clothing with fresh international relevance. Her designs are passionate and sophisticated, while still being effortless to wear.
This year, Mieko showcased her latest home goods collection, Maison Mieko, at Maison & Objet in Paris.
The label is made in collaboration with Amit Kumar, a renowned textile designer for private labels across the world.
Alongside their team of dedicated handworking artisans across India, they create beautiful, sustainable soft goods that carry the Mieko Mintz aesthetic into an entirely new realm.