At the designer exhibition during London Fashion Week last September, I met Michelle Lowe-Holder who designs outstanding collars. Her style is really recognisable and I want to share her works with my blog’s visitors.
Spring Summer 2012 “Victorian flowers and cream crocodiles” is an accessories collection celebrating beauty from nature. Inspiration is from an abstract combination of tiny woven flowers, matte cream crocodiles, snakeskin, wings, and bright things. All translated into cuffs, collars and necklaces.
Textiles are a combination vintage end of line floral ribbons and leather cut-offs. Also “kefi ” a new sustainably produced paper–like fabric from Italy is introduced into the collection. The fabric is shaped into embossed textured crocodile skin and earthy snakeskin patterns. Gorgeous one-off woven floral ribbons create new “basket” cuff structures and create new look “ribbon link“ necklaces and cuffs. All are hand woven with metal links to create a rich and modern way of recycling vintage ribbons. Delicate “wing” cuffs and cut out “lace” cuffs are new versions of the “classic” folded shapes of past seasons.
Michelle has created 2 dresses for fashion video “Smashing Future Fashion” by “The Believers / La Fortuna” debuting in New York Fashion Week – Sept.9th, Big Screen Plaza, Chelsea, NYC.
MarioTestino has used one of her headpieces in a black and white story in Sept. UK Vogue.