Saturday, February 20, 2010

NYFW : Michael Angel Fall 2010


Australian designer, Michael Angel showed his Fall Collection at New York Fashion Week. His collection was also streamed live on his website (which I caught).

I first came to know the designer by seeing his Spring 2010 Lookbook and thought the designs were close to Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou and grew to love it.


His fall collection were full of belts (which I loved!) as well as abstract prints. My favorite would be the mini dress in military green (first photo, second from left), almost like a tribal print. The satin top in nude/pink is another favorite the color is so feminine and suits the belt well.

The military green looked would suit a young hollywood actress (Leighton Meester?) and the satin pink/nude top with skirt would suit someone like Scarlett Johansson or Kate Bosworth. Love the good mix in the collection. View the entire collection on style.com.

Style.com's Review by Romney Leader :
Australian designer Michael Angel has made a name for himself with striking digital prints, but for Fall, he set out to evolve his signature look. In fact, the first half of his show—which featured draped mohair jackets, alpaca skirts, and a crepe and angora dress—was virtually pattern-free. "I wanted the shape of the garments to stand out here, not the color," Angel explained backstage. The clothes were beautifully constructed, but it was difficult to trace the connection between these sophisticated looks and the parade of printed body-con minidresses that closed the show. What's more, the in-your-face sexiness of the finale frocks felt out of sync with the relaxed mood taking shape on this week's runways. Kemp Muhl was more in touch with the prevailing silhouette, perched goddess-like in the front row wearing a billowy, hooded maxi gown from Angel's Fall 2008 collection. The designer would do well to place next season's effort in a more relevant context.

From michaelangel.net
Michael always had an immense passion and talent for fine art. By the age of 18, Michael had accepted the position of Senior Visual & Creative supervisor for SABA, Australia's premiere & world renowned department store.

For eight years, he lent his visual and creative talents to the company through organizing runway shows and pitching successful marketing campaigns. Michael went on to gain recognition as the Style Director for Melbourne Fashion Week, and the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. With over 10 years of styling experience, he has also secured a reputation as a top stylist to many influential celebrities and campaigns. With the knowledge and talent gained through the years, Michael decided to finally pursue his lifelong goal of creating a fashion line.

Since the debut of his collection, Michael Angel has generated an immediate buzz in the press, fashion and art worlds alike. The blending of textures and colors create uniqueness in his pieces that reflect an undeniable energy.

Follow Michael Angel on Twitter.
As well as his site and blog.

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