PHILOSOPHY

The history and story behind a piece is as essential as the composition itself.
The Mimi Prober 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 natural variation and one of a kind placement that highlights the individual history and story. 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.  

COLLECTION

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 organically developed, dependent upon the antique materials that are uncovered. 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 the 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; instead, 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. With an approach similar to preserving a fine art piece, each piece remains at the forefront, where its story continues to be embraced.

JEWELRY

The Mimi Prober ‘Metamorphosed Art’ fine jewelry collection is crafted using reclaimed sterling silver dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries, where each collection piece is developed organically into a modern sculptural form.

ATELIER

The Mimi Prober sustainable luxury ready to wear collections are produced in New York, partnering directly with local artisans, farms, mills, and manufacturers.
The Mimi Prober atelier collection is handcrafted in her New York design studio and produced entirely in New York. Clients who are interested in working directly in creating 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 deep connection to the irreplaceable history of the antique textiles used and the artistic process of creating a modern heirloom garment.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Mimi Prober, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, has received several honors and acclaim for her collection which has been recognized internationally and shown during New York, Amsterdam, and London Fashion Weeks. 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, Elle, 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.