"Don't throw away that which was once beautiful, let it be born again."Read More
Designer, Upcycler. When exceptional fabrics become unique, wearable collectables.
Clementine Sandner is the founder and creative brainchild behind the accessories label Mikan. Her brand name is a translation of her first name's meaning -mandarin- in Japanese. Describing herself as an «upcycler», the French designer is driven by the challenge of recreating something desirable from which one would consider waste or already retired. A natural-world influence is evident in the fold of her Scarabe or the featured prints of her antique textiles. Through her collections of streetwear, clutches, bags and backpacks, the hands-on creative hopes to share her passion for upcycling, as well as support an element of tradition to evolve and, thus survive, in modern times.