Like so many during the height of the pandemic, Mimi So was in the throes of reorganization. In early 2020, the jewelry designer had agreed to help her father clean out his basement—a seemingly “endless task” to the apartment-dwelling Manhattanite, but one that held several unexpected discoveries. Amidst the typical boxes of old clothes, photos, and souvenirs, she came across something she had long forgotten about: her very first portfolio from her days at Parsons School of Design, and among it, her brushes.
Mimi So Designs an Ode to Her Unbridled Youth
The jewelry designer’s latest collection takes inspiration from a personal box of past tools and old memories.