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As long as childhood friends Nike Ingwa Clausing and Tina Hernaiz Melero can remember
they met up to sew garments inspired by their mom's handcrafting books from the 70's.

In 2001 the draw of the New York Fashion Scene took hold of both Nike and Tina,
leading them to move to NYC, where they founded Ingwa;Melero.

Ingwa;Melero’s unique placement of leather, crochet or beadwork on an ultra flattering
feminine silhouette soon became their sought after signature look, worn by celebrities
such as Rihanna, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mena Suvari, Kelly Ripa, Paris Hilton and many more.

After an inspirational time off, which included lots of travels to some exceptionally beautiful
beaches, Nike and Tina were inspired to relaunch I;M with a new focus on swim and resort.