MIEN KIELO IS A NEW YORK BASED WOMEN’S DESIGN BRAND. FOCUSING ON SPECIALLY DESIGNED PRINTS AND HAND-WORKED DETAILS, MIEN KIELO IS DEFINED BY A RESPECT FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP AND NATURAL BEAUTY. THE CROSSROADS WHERE MAN-MADE GEOMETRY AND THE ORGANIC MEET. ITS DESIGNERS AIM TO CREATE UNIQUE CLOTHES THAT REMAIN SIMPLE, HAVE CLEAN LINES AND ARE 100% WEARABLE. MIEN KIELO IS ABOUT WEARABLE BEAUTY.

FOUNDED BY JESS LAAKSO HAMMOND AND KATIE LERCH, LIFELONG FRIENDS SINCE THE AGE OF NINE. JESS STUDIED APPAREL DESIGN AT RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND RECEIVED HER MASTERS DEGREE IN FASHION DESIGN AT MILAN’S ISTITUTO MARANGONI. KATIE RECEIVED MAJORS IN BOTH ART AND MATH AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE. THE TWO HAVE BEEN WORKING IN FASHION AND MARKETING, RESPECTIVELY, FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS AND IN 2011 IMAGINED THE LINE THAT WOULD BECOME MIEN KIELO.