In Conversation with Made by Mena


Chris and I connected on Instagram and I was really impressed with his work and his unique approach with collaborations and storytelling. Join us for this interview with luxury designer Chris Mena of Made by Mena. We will be discussing the luxury fashion industry, recycling do's and don'ts and how Mena has been able to capture the eyes of celebrities. Mentioned in this workshop:

  • Mena's background and how he got into upcycling eventually starting his brand

  • The importance of craftsmanship and attention to detail to elevate his work in the luxury space

  • How does one approach celebrities?

  • Streamlining the process of creating upcycled garments

  • madebymena.com

  • @_madebymena

  • Upcycle Design School

  • Upcycle Design Masterclass

  • @upcycledesignschool


Made by Mena is a high-end recycled fashion brand based in New York. The brand consists of recycled garments that are all deconstructed using a traditional cut & sew method. The mastermind behind the brand is Chris Mena. Mena is a master of destruction and reconstruction. He is a pioneer in the luxury recycling industry. Mena uses patchwork as well as a completely deconstructed look with all his garments. Having made his first debut in New York Fashion Week, he immediately caught the attention of many different outlets, including HighSnobiety, and later made an appearance on America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). With support from many different private clientele, Mena has been able to bring his brand to life, by creating custom garments worn by models and influencers around the globe.

From The Street is one of Mena’s original 3 collections, which he has been passively working on since 2018. Using clothing found throughout the streets of New York City, Mena recycles them, cleans them, and re-fabricates them into fully custom wear. Mena’s works can currently be found in Mikel Hunter and Riccardi Boston.


 

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Hi, I'm Noor Bchara

I'm the founder of NOORISM, a repurposed denim brand where we create new, elevated pieces from second hand jeans. I'm an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where I teach about Upcycling and Repurposed design. 

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