NAMILIA was founded in 2015 by Berlin based designers Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl. The duo met while attending University of the Arts Berlin. Li went on to earn a Masters degree from the prestigious Royal College of Art London and quickly returned to Berlin to launch NAMILIA with Pfohl.
The duo’s first collection, “My Pussy, My Choice” was selected for VFiles Runway - October 2015. New York and the fashion world responded with a resounding YES! and they soon graced the pages of celebrated fashion magazines and blogs including: VFiles, Vogue Italy, LOVE Magazine, Dazed & Confused, i-D and many more. The collection has been shot by David LaChapelle, Steven Klein and Willy Vanderperre and more. Their SS17 collection was the first stand-alone on-schedule Namilia runway show presented at the Gallery Skylight Clarkson Sq during NYFW and produced by Kelly Cutrone and the People’s Revolution Team.
REBELS. PROVOCATEURS. DESTROYERS OF FALSE PERCEPTION. NAMILIA IS DRIVEN BY AN UNWAVERING REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH SPIRIT COMMITTED AND DEVOTED TO THE TRUE FEMININE IN ALL HER FORMS.
For NAMILIA clothing is an aesthetic tool and a visual platform to express their beliefs, conflicts and dreams.