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

The power of a great pair is limitless

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: 

Image courtesy of Miaou
Image courtesy of Miaou
Image courtesy of Miaou
Image courtesy of Miaou
Image courtesy of Miaou