Co-founder and creative director Maria Fontanellas was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1992.
Maria graduated in Fashion Design in Istituto Marangoni Milano. After her additional studies on pattern making, the family leather tanning tradition brought her back to Igualada where she opened her first Atelier.
Top quality leather and craftsmanship, reinterpreted with modern key designs, are the essence that make Mietis the growing company that it is today.
Maria is the reflection of a familiar savoir faire, her attention to detail and emphasis on tailoring added to the uniqueness of her designs has as a result the modern and colourful collections that are created in Mietis Atelier.
Since Maria is inspired by the rich art deco architecture of Barcelona and the fascination with 60s Hollywood movies, her designs have been evolved into products that offer a story and a dream to live in.
On 2017, Mietis participated in 080 Barcelona showing its first collection and ending up winning the prize of Best Emergent Designer, followed by the donation of a full outfit to the permanent collection of the Museum Of Design Barcelona.
Mietis has the vision of becoming an inspiring and unique young luxury brand offering a powerful yet playful image for all ages and all cultures, presenting versatile products that can be customized and styled depending on the individual’s personality and emotions.
The made in Spain label is an integral facet of Mietis that defines and displays what Mietis represents.