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ABOUT MICHELLE

 

FROM AN EARLY AGE, MICHELLE SMITH KNEW FASHION DESIGN WAS HER CALLING. IN HER EARLY 20’S, HER TALENT AND DRIVE LED HER TO PARIS, WHERE SHE HONED HER SKILLS AT SOME OF THE MOST ESTEEMED LUXURY FASHION HOUSES, INCLUDING HERMÈS, LOUIS-VUITTON AND CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE-COUTURE.

 

IN 2001, AT THE AGE OF 27, MICHELLE LAUNCHED HER OWN CONTEMPORARY BRAND, MILLY, WHICH QUICKLY BECAME A POWER HOUSE.  HER DESIGNS HAVE GENERATED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SALES WORLDWIDE, AND HAVE BEEN WORN BY CELEBRITIES INCLUDING BEYONCÉ, JENNIFER LOPEZ, LADY GAGA, HAILEY BALDWIN, KRISTEN STEWART, SELENA GOMEZ, LAVERNE COX, KENDALL JENNER, FIRST LADY ELECT DR. JILL BIDEN AND FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA.

 

IN 2017, MICHELLE WAS COMMISSIONED BY MRS. OBAMA TO DESIGN THE ICONIC DRESS FOR HER OFFICIAL PORTRAIT BY AMY SHERALD, HOUSED IN THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

 

AFTER YEARS OF DESIGNING OVER 28 COLLECTIONS ANNUALLY AND RUNNING A BUSINESS AT A FRENETIC PACE, SMITH HIT THE STOP BUTTON- SHE DECIDED TO HOP OFF THE FASHION HAMSTER WHEEL.  SHE TOOK TIME TO REFLECT, REFRESH, AND CONTEMPLATE HER NEXT STEPS.  SHE BECAME INSPIRED TO LAUNCH A BRAND NEW COLLECTION, ON HER OWN TERMS AND WITH A NEW PURPOSE. SHE FOUNDED HER NAMESAKE LABEL, MICHELLE SMITH.

 

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

“MY AESTHETIC IS MINIMAL, WITH AN ALLURING TWIST OR DETAIL. WHEN I DESIGN, I FOCUS ON WHAT I WANT TO REVEAL, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.

 

I BELIEVE IN QUALITY OVER QUANTITY.  I RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION, NUMBERED, CAPSULE COLLECTIONS, EXCLUSIVELY AT  WWW.MICHELLESMITH.NYC.   I DESIGN COLLECTIONS AND POST THEM FOR YOU TO PRE-ORDER ON MY WEBSITE.  I PRODUCE ACCORDING TO ORDERS RECEIVED.   THIS METHOD DRASTICALLY CUTS DOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND WASTE.

 

BECAUSE I DON’T OFFER MY COLLECTION TO OTHER RETAILERS, I’M NOT OBLIGED TO FOLLOW THE TRADITIONAL WHOLESALE RETAIL CALENDAR.  I DESIGN WHEN I AM INSPIRED, WHEN I HAVE SOMETHING MEANINGFUL TO GIVE YOU.  I CREATE 2 COLLECTIONS PER YEAR, AND SPRINKLE IN SURPRISES FOR YOU HERE AND THERE(BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAILS TO RECEIVE ALERTS OF NEW DROPS!)

 

I’M HONORED TO COLLABORATE WITH THE FINEST MILLS AND ARTISANS AROUND THE WORLD TO OFFER YOU A COLLECTION CREATED WITH PASSION, WIT, INTENTION AND LOVE.”

 

 

-MICHELLE SMITH, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER