Raised in the cozy beach town of san clemente in orange county, oleema and kalani miller have grown up with the ocean in their backyard. being blessed with a big family full of surfers and lovers of the ocean, the girls spent their childhood either in the salty water and waves or on the beach and in the sun. these california beach girls grew up in a bathing suit-- with big smiles on their faces, sunburns on their cheeks, and sand in their hair.
having equally eccentric, creative, and talented designer parents, the girls were raised in a household where creativity and self-expression was always encouraged. through passions for art, design, as well as a solid education, the makings for something great was started at a young age.
oleema was born with a love for all things fashion. learning to sew from their mom, she used her imagination to draw up and create her own individual and unique wardrobe. creating one of a kind pieces and continuously traveling throughout the world soon became part of oleema’s daily life.
kalani spent her childhood with a paintbrush in hand. a love of art, painting, writing and education, kalani graduated from univeristy of california, santa barbara in three years with a major in b.a. communications, a minor in english, and a minor in business.
taking inspiration from new found friends, foreign beaches, and distant customs and cultures, the girls decided to embark on a new adventure—creating a collection of swimwear that would reflect their love of travel, one of a kind statement pieces, and their appreciation for that perfect bikini. the mikoh brand was then born.
mikoh is derived from the girl’s last name, miller, as well as the first initial of kalani and oleema’s and their younger sister’s name, hana. in japanese, miko is a term that anciently meant a “female shaman” or a “female prophecy”.
mikoh is synonymous with femininity, strength and beauty. mikoh swimwear is a fusion of statement colors and prints inspired by the world around us, luxurious fabrics, and the perfect fitting pieces. both seamless and hardware-free as well as having the option to mix-and-match all of the pieces, mikoh truly is one of a kind. we’ve created mikoh for the confident, chic woman that wants to stand out and make a statement no matter where she is.
thank you for letting mikoh be a part of your journey.