Behind Milena & Milenka are Milena and Ana, two friends that love beautiful things.
When they first met back in 2013, they got very close straight away and when a few months later they became workmates, they started to talk about what they would love to do in the near future, setting up a project that went through several stages before Milena &Milenka.
When Ana became a mother for the second time, she named her litlle girl “Milenka”, Polish diminutive name of Milena that means something like “Lovely” “my little one”. ”
“When I saw my daughter and my friend together in a picture, I could not think of a better line for the caption than Milena &Milenka”. My husband, essential part of this project- just said: “This will be our creative, different, original, fun, bright, modern, alternative…clothing brand name”.
It all started here. A year of intensive learning, nerves and great enthusiasm.
Milena is the artist and soul of Milena &Milenka. Inspired by Milenka and Adriana´s freshness and craziness (Milenka´s big sister) to capture the reality from a child´s point of view, as an expression of childhood and the irresistible desire of the little ones to explore the world. The result are original graphics and drawings that grown- ups can associate with their own childhood, something we do not want to lose once we get older. Children are animal lovers, too, the dog is a child´s best friend. The dog that you will find on the designs is none other than Milena´s pet and Milenka´s best friend.
Milena &Milenka defends Slow fashion. Unique items designed with certified organic cotton, ensuring durability of the garment and eco sustainable manufacturing conditions. Designedand produced 100% in Europe with ethical working conditions and highest care for details. .
“Our clothes must go in line with our mood and we want to dress the little ones as real, genuine children. We design clothes with special drawings and fun illustrations, promoting wide fitting for our kids that allows them to move freely. Our colours and patterns help kids to live in their fantasy world ready to live great adventures throughout their childhood, in this sweet and loud chaos that characterizes childhood”.
Not just for the little ones
Milena and Milenka does not only dress children. While Milenka symbolizes cheekiness, and this world of sweet chaos, Milena the artist represents creativity, her sense of detail in her designs for the grown- ups where innovation predominates in her graphics and abstract lines. A work of art in every way.