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Why we started From, Mila

Nargis, co-founder of From, Mila wearing the Mia Midi Dress outside in LA

Why we started From, Mila

It's actually a very simple answer: we couldn't find what we wanted to wear. I kind of stumbled into my Fashion Degree after getting a degree in Communications, but what made me want to pursue my fashion career as a personal venture rather than work for another brand was the fact I hated everything I found at the malls. It was all plain, ill-fitted and everyone had it. I remember seeing people walk around the mall in what I had just bought and feeling so disappointed, like what I had just spent my hard-earned money on was no longer special nor worth it.

Nargis, and her mother, Farida, posing together in From, Mila clothing

Growing up, my Mom and I always shared clothes, and to this day, we still do. But I remember a few years back, we were both not only frustrated with our own closets, but also with each others. That's when we kind of, frustratingly went "WE NEED TO DESIGN OUR OWN".

My Mom has always been a visionary when it comes to clothes and styling, having made clothes for her five siblings at a very young age when they all still lived in India. Inspired by 60s silhouettes and a classic sense of style you'd see in Spain or Italy (two of her favorite places in the world), now, she gets to bring her visions to life on a grander scale, and I get to help by bringing my LA-esque/city girl point of view.

Nargis, co-founder of From, Mila wearing the Mia Midi Dress outside in LA

We started small with scarves, and over the last couple of years have been able to expand into clothes and home decor. We're still small, but have great dreams to continue expanding our small fashion family business. Just a few of our goals: add bottoms and expand our size offering. This all involves investment, but here's to hoping our continued growth can fund our goals.

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