Mila graduated in 2016 with a BA in knitted textiles from Chelsea College of Art and Design. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Haberdashers’ Studio Award at Cockpit Arts, London where she continued to develop a practice that encompasses a broad and experimental approach to textiles.
Her work explores traditional construction methods, natural dyes, traditional knitting patterns and manufacturing within interdisciplinary environments.
Mila has exhibited and sold her design work nationally and internationally at trade shows such as Premier Vision, Paris and Pitti Filati in Florence. In 2017 Mila worked with product designer Lola Lely to design and install an onsite ‘Atelier’ at the trade show Heimtexil, Frankfurt. The installation was commissioned by the trend forecasting studio Franklin Till for the ‘Trends’ area.
In 2020 Mila launched MUSSI, a knitwear studio focusing on using sustainably sourced yarns and working with small UK based manufactures and craftspeople to create innovative garments that will stand the tests of time.
Alongside her design work Mila has always taught. Previously running natural dye workshops with Peckham Craft Fair for London Craft Week and Crafts magazine Hole and Corner. In 2018 Mila visited Shanghai to teach the student about natural dye techniques and how to apply them to contemporary design outcomes.
Mila has extensive experience working within the textile and art industries; she has worked for artists Yinka Shonibare, Annie Morris and the Chapman brothers on large scale textile artworks. These pieces have been exhibited in commercial galleries, Steven Freedman Gallery, Royal Academy, Soho House, ICA Boston USA, and many pieces now form part of private collections.