Mi Jong Lee, born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up following her father’s diplomatic career and lived in diverse places such as Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As a result, Lee's work is deeply influenced by art, architecture, and culture.
Lee followed her creative inclinations and studied at Parsons School of Design. In 1982 she opened a retail store named EMMELLE and began building a dedicated customer base with her distinct style of understated elegance.
EMMELLE is a womenswear collection designed and produced exclusively in our New York City Garment District Atelier.
The collection is defined by a timeless aesthetic with an artistic perspective, focusing on unique, premium-quality fabrications sourced from Europe and Japan. The silhouettes are clean yet distinctive, reflecting the individuality and strength of the EMMELLE woman.
Emmelle is sold in over 65 specialty stores across the US and Canada.