Mireia Lopez is the creative force behind her namesake knitwear and loungewear brand Milo (short for Mireia Lopez) and, the founder and Executive Director of Milo’ Tricot Consultant Inc., providing creative and production services to emerging or established designers and brands since 2008.
Mireia Lopez was brought up in Barcelona, Spain. Being a designer was an organic process, having grown up in her family’s manufacturing business, she learned how to manipulate fabric and operate industrial sewing machines at an early age. She likes to recall those early years of draping, and deconstructing as the base of her formation and interest in design, form and construction.
After graduating from FELI in the Arts and Techniques of fashion in Barcelona, she was recruited by Mango in the early 90s, and within a few years she became Mango’s designer and a key member of the creative artistic team at a time when the company was riding high on the success of the new brand image and the expansion of more than 200 stores worldwide. Her career took her to a different path from there, spending the next twenty 25 years working for some of the fashion industry’s leading brands and retailers in Europe and in the United States, as well as creating innovative concepts and avant-garde knitwear collections for runway designers including Miguel Adrover, Zac Posen, Cushnie et Ochs and others.
Mireia’s creative vision and design language continues to be inspired by her intuitive perception of form, movement and functionality. As a brand creative and consultant she keeps pushing and leading the industry towards sustainability, craftsmanship and innovative production methods.