Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meet: Designer Michael Angel

One of my favorite designers this season is Michael Angel, and we're lucky here at Morgan Kylee. to be the only store in Atlanta that carries his boundary-breaking digital print designs!

The Australian born designer, who now lives in New York City, launched his eponymous collection in 2007.  A year later in the September 2008 issue of Vogue, Angel was named the "Upcoming Designer To Watch." Since then, he has appeared in Italian Vogue, Interview Magazine and WWD. Angel has also caught the attention of the most fashionable celebrity powerhouses, including Mary Kate Olsen, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker.

I recently got the opportunity to ask Angel a few questions about his line, his inspiration and where the collection is going in the future. Check it out and make sure you stop by the store this week to shop his styles!

Who/what inspired your fall line? My Fall line was inspired by the late interior designer Ward Bennett's minimal style of the 70's. The color palette of gray hues, earthy stones and faded beiges in the outerwear and separates echoed his aesthetic. Layered feather prints saturated in liquid-like swirls of mauve, burgundy, blue, green and black were signifying a newfound sense of freedom and a move towards the ethereal future.

What kind of woman do you design for? Who do you picture in your clothes? Essentially, the women I design for have an effortlessly chic sense of humor who are a little rough around the edges.

Favorite part of designing clothes for women? I love to sketch and drape...is the fun part! The creative process is essential. The moment when I see a woman wearing one of my pieces is a gratifying moment as it becomes wearable.

What's the greatest moment since launching your line? Being recognized at the "Prince of Prints"

Why did you decide not to do a Spring 2013 collection? Will you be back for fall 2013? I wanted to look at what the technique of digital prints has to offer with a fresh perspective that's new, progressive and above all inovative. I am concentrating on the long-term development and strategy of the Michael Angel brand. Stay tuned for some exciting new projects!

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By: Cathy Anderson
Editor, Poor Little It Girl

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