MLE integrates the artistry of old-world techniques with modern designs and contemporary subject matters. Recurring themes within the MLE brand reference female empowerment and sustainability, with signature pops of color and bold details to create statement pieces.
The majority of MLE pieces are made-to-order in New York by a small team of skilled and experienced craftswomen, including Li Mandri herself, in an effort to manufacture as sustainably as possible. MLE also collaborates with artisans overseas to produce specialty handcrafted items. Fabric and leather used by MLE are deadstock material to avoid excessive production and leverage materials readily available in New York’s garment district and beyond.