About Us

Fusing sophisticated silhouettes with a whimsical, youthful spirit, Chikimiki is a clothing brand for the woman who craves fashion as beautifully uncommon as she is. Chikimiki crafts  thoughtfully designed garments that bridge the gap between fashion and art. It is the brainchild of Elise Dealmeida, for whom New York City's vibrant creative culture has been a lifelong source of inspiration. Following a successful design career with internationally known brands like Betsey Johnson and Nicole Miller, she felt called to a more artistic approach to fashion, one based on small-scale production with a local focus.

BE KIND. BE DIFFERENT. 

It is not just a slogan, but the heart and soul of the Chikimiki brand. In an effort to do our part to make the world a kinder place, Chikimiki partners with Bookfriends, an organization that provides schoolbooks and educational resources for children in rural Africa. When you purchase a Chikimiki garment, 10% of the proceeds go directly to support this mission, marrying style and substance in a meaningful way.