where Mountains Meet is a New York-based womenswear company founded by women, who consider themselves among the leaders of a growing movement of mindful, responsible designers. We bring our elevated aesthetic, love of nature, and the desire to cultivate community to everything we do. With a passion for artisanal craftsmanship and a commitment to our industry’s best practices, we uphold highest quality standards and bring conscious and considered design to life.
Designers Genevieve Saylak and Corissa Santos met in 2008 and launched their collection in 2015. Both bring a shared experience in the advanced contemporary market, which informs their interest in developing a design-driven collection using eclectic, bespoke textiles, modern silhouettes and sophisticated detailing. Fabrics women know and love come to life anew in freshly interpreted wardrobe essentials with versatile styling.
Artisan partnerships are a cherished pillar of the brand. Through collaborations with craftsmen from India, Guatemala and Bolivia, wMM strives to support the livelihood and promote the traditions of these culturally rich, skilled communities. Utilizing handmade fabrics, knitwear and trims allows Saylak and Santos to tell dynamic stories each season. Fusing artisan craftsmanship and modern sportswear sets a new standard of luxury.
The brand’s namesake evokes Genevieve’s and Corissa’s love of nature and close ties to the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. It’s borrowed from William Blake, 19th century artist and writer, who once mused:
“Great things are done where men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street."
As creatives, Santos and Saylak’s partnership is a merging of minds and visions, and their collection the fruit of that collaboration. As designers, they are proudly committed to being the standard bearers for a more mindful and responsible generation of designers.
"Great things are done
This is not done by jostling in the street."
- William Blake
Is part of a growing collective who recognizes that her agency, access, and options, put her in a position to help bring about change. She believes in the power of clothes to do good. She appreciates natural beauty and prefers true, timeless style over trend-driven, store-bought chic. She seeks elevated pieces with bespoke design details—details that make a subtle statement, while easily folding into the closet she's already cultivated. Multi-season wearability and silhouettes that stand the test of time are guiding hallmarks of her wardrobe.
She's drawn to handmade goods and artisan craftsmanship. A vintage armchair in a room that feels lived in. Handbound books. Succulents. Single origin coffee in a hand-thrown mug.
Whether she lives in downtown Brooklyn or on the foothills of the Rockies, she's constantly in touch with, and yearns to cultivate, her inner wild.
We welcome you to join us and live where Mountains Meet.