Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stylized: Mera Anwar of MIRI

Tell me about you: where are you from, how old are you?

Hi, my name is Mera Anwar 27, I am the designer behind the label MIRI. I graduated from Parsons New School of Design with a degree in Fashion Design. I’ve had the pleasure of working for amazing designers before I ventured off on my own with the label MIRI.

What do you do?

I design RTW contemporary women's clothing. The ideal MIRI woman is one who likes to reinvent the classics, whether it be an embellished collar or an asymmetrical hem. Most of my clients are all about appreciating the little details,from hand dyed ombre silks to sheer embroidered lace.

When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?

Fashion design and the creative field in general has always been a huge part of my life. My late teenage years were when I really started to build my portfolio with hand sewn pieces, tapestries and some modern paintings.

What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?
I find myself making new accomplishments everyday, but if I were to pick something in particular... It would be when I moved to Paris to work for couture designer Jasmin Santanen. Aside from starting my own line, I'd say my time in Paris what truly inspired me to make my dream a reality.

What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?
I would encourage all aspiring artists to be diligent, determined, and always curious. The world of fashion can appear cyclical to some but designers are in a constant state of change and improvement.


Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?

Carpe Diem!

How can we stay connected with you?


I first met Mera this past September in NY for fashion week and I loved what she was wearing. After chatting for a bit and getting her card, I knew I had to feature her on the blog for one of my "Stylized" Posts. I love femininity of her new SS 2013 line, but be sure to visit her website to see the FW 2012, its amazing!



Eat.Style.Play said...

I remember that night when that picture was taken, She is really nice and so talented too. I'm so glad to see her new work, that last outfit is fire!

Mika said...

@Eat.Style.Play Yes the skirt in the last outfit is BOMB lol I want it. I can't believe I wasn't at the refinery 29launch. Shame on me lol