Alexia Elkaim’s Clothing Brand Miaou Was Inspired By One Amazing Pair Of Pants

    The power of a great pair is limitless

    by · June 12, 2017

    Image courtesy of Miaou

    The following feature appears in the June/July issue of NYLON.

    Never underestimate the power of a great clothing purchase—one pair of pants from a thrift store in Paris was enough to inspire designer Alexia Elkaim to launch her brand, Miaou.

    The waist of her signature pants gets its cinched silhouette from grommets and rope ties, and it looks good on every body type.

    Get to know the designer behind these genius pants (worn by the likes of Paloma Elsesser and Gigi Hadid), from her personal wardrobe staple to her favorite film.

    Astrological sign

    My mother

    Materials of choice
    Denim, leather, metal

    Fun fact
    English is my third language

    Dream travel destination

    Inspiration for ss17
    Brigitte Bardot

    Personal wardrobe staple
    My side chain

    Favorite spot in New York
    The Elk

    Last book you loved
    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

    Favorite film of all time
    The Fifth Element

    Daily soundtrack

    Drink order
    Moscow Mule

    Standby snack
    Dried mango

    See some of our favorite looks from her latest collection:

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