About This Project

Established in 2012 Mijanou is fast making an impact on the international fashion scene. Company founder and creative director Karen Connell has built the label with a love of fashion and a passion for the beach to create something that is truly unique. Born in Paris to a French mother and Australian father fused her strong sense of style and lifestyle. Growing up at Bondi Beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs she helped in her mother’s fashion business from age 12 and made her first commercial garment at age 16 selling at her mother’s market stall. Designing and making things from childrenswear to leather bags to womenswear and swimwear has always been her passion.
Fashion forward styling , exclusively designed prints and beautiful imported Italian fabrics are combined to create luxurious and timeless pieces. Pioneering swimwear as outerwear the pieces are extremely versatile and stylish. Structured garments, signature detailing and innovative techniques deliver a truly distinctive aesthetic.
Mijanou is favourited by celebrities and fashion elite who fall in love with the labels statement pieces and who frequent the celebrity stylist store in West Hollywood where Mijanou is stocked.
Sold to high end stores across US , Europe ,and South Africa the label continues to grow internationally.