PHILOSOPHY

The history and story behind a piece is as essential as the composition itself.
The Mimi Prober signature collection is handcrafted using recovered fragments of antique materials dating from the 18th to early 20th centuries, natural and locally produced luxury fibers, as well as botanical based dye methods that have been uniquely developed into custom textiles that are organically designed, artisanal, and seasonless. Through a zero-waste philosophy, each piece is created by hand with one of a kind placement that highlights the individual history and story. Prober is celebrated for her decorative and unique beading, embroidery, and lace designs.
Integrating the artistry of the past and establishing a sustainable future through the reuse of antique materials to create modern handcrafted heirlooms. Honoring the hands that created the art.
The Mimi Prober sustainable luxury Atelier, Ready to Wear, and Fine Jewelry collections are produced in New York, partnering directly with local artisans, farms, mills, and manufacturers.

COLLECTION

Artist and Designer Mimi Prober’s aesthetic vision integrates the artistry of the past and establishes a sustainable future through the reuse of antique materials to create modern handcrafted heirlooms.
Each piece is unique with natural variation and individual antique lace placement dating from the 18th c. to early 20th c. Mimi Prober uses natural fibers, organic dyes acquired from the earth, and favors the intricacies of textiles that are handmade, as this establishes the story and connection to the artists who came before us and their unique craft. Sharing the history of these materials into a new vision, while honoring each hand that created the art. By combining recovered antique materials into the creation of custom textiles and employing hand-sewn techniques, artistically designed sustainable garments are created that achieve zero waste and captures the irreplaceable history for a new generation that would have otherwise been lost with these forgotten fragments.
The Mimi Prober collection is not differentiated by seasons; each collection is a connected philosophy building upon the individual inspiration, techniques, and ideas. This transformative nature provides a continuous connection to the individual piece, as well as a visual experience showcasing the artistic evolution of the collection itself.

JEWELRY

The Mimi Prober Metamorphosed Art Fine Jewelry collection is crafted using reclaimed sterling silver dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries (and reclaimed gold, upon request), where each collection piece is developed organically into a modern sculptural form.

ATELIER

The Mimi Prober Atelier collection is individually handcrafted in our New York design studio and produced entirely in New York. Clients who are interested in working directly to create a customized Atelier piece have the opportunity to view the current collection and/or commission a one-of-a-kind garment. The Mimi Prober Atelier brand philosophy provides an intimate custom design process taken from the haute-couture salons of the past, with a connection to the custom development and artistic process of creating a modern heirloom garment.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Mimi Prober, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, has received acclaim for her collection and philosophy which has been recognized internationally. The Mimi Prober collection debuted at New York Fashion Week, NYFW The Shows, Gallery II at Skylight Clarkson Square; produced by Kelly Cutrone and the People’s Revolution team.
Seen on the Billboard Women In Music Awards, CMA Awards, NBC ‘The Voice’, CNBC, PBS’ Rocktopia, and worn on the red carpet, television and in entertainment media as well as featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, L’Officiel, Glamour, Elle, WWD, People, Interview Magazine, and Forbes China.
The collection was also highlighted at the South Street Seaport Museum for the “Made in New York: Fashion Forward” exhibition; 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.