About Merlette - old

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of looking at things / Henry Miller


Merlette is a Brooklyn based atelier creating thoughtfully designed garments with the modern woman and her everyday life in mind. Merlette was founded in 2016 by designer Marina Cortbawi, with a dedication to refining shape, texture and details into a sense of empowered femininity by creating garments that allow women to feel elegant and at ease.

To honor the responsibility that comes with bringing new designs into the world, each part of a garment's process is approached with thoughtfulness. Merlette is known and loved for the use of all-natural, high-quality materials and bespoke finishes such as embroidery and smocking.

Merlette recognizes quality, versatility and timelessness to be the most impactful approaches to responsible fashion design today. Luxurious cottons, versatile wools and airy silks will always be favored in the collections.

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