Miha is a new contemporary label based in New York. Named after the Spanish term of endearment, "my daughter," Miha is in its second season and so far, we are kind of in love with it. Available at Nordstrom (and, not surprisingly, generating interest from other major department stores), Miha is not the first label to create chic, grungy wears for cool girls, but they are doing so with interesting details and construction on a sophisticated level that makes them worth watching.
The brand’s Holiday collection, called “English Rose,” channels Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, combined with the dandyism of Oscar Wilde. For each piece, one bold shape, print or texture is taken as far as it can go before crossing the fine line between fun and completely over the top.
The overall vibe of the collection is reminiscent of both the ‘70s and ‘90s (which were, after all, heavily influence by the ‘70s) and there is something special about each piece that makes it worth a second look. We love the tiered fringe-used on a dress, a duster and a cropped tank, the velvet shorts and silk blouses. The separates are simultaneously luxurious and effortlessly cool.
It sounds like this collection’s musical influence won’t be the last--the Miha team plans to go forward using the music and the artists they listen to as inspiration for every collection. Each season will have a song that really embodies the theme and feeling of the collection. After a Holiday collection this strong, we'll definitely be looking forward to seeing what that inspiration translates to next.