Michelle Lowe-holder

United Kingdom
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Collection – SS11

SS11 utilizes old plastic lace table cloths, end of line hemp weave and “cabbage” of clear plastic and leather cut-offs of previous collections. A new looping technique is also introduced - which adds a more feminine and softer feel to the geometric collection. This is a selection of the SS'11 look book. Photography by Polly Penrose.

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Born in Canada and graduating with BFA Honours in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute in New York, USA , Michelle Lowe-Holder worked for several years in the industry...before returning to study for a MA in Knitwear at Central St. Martins, London ,UK After graduating the Michelle Lowe-Holder own label clothing collection was exhibited in” Browns” 2001 , followed by several “New Generation” sponsorships during London Fashion weeks - including on- schedule catwalk showings. MLH designed and sold womens fashion for 10 years including a collaboration with TOPSHOP ,producing for over 100 shops across the country and abroad. In 2009 LCF and the College of Sustainable Fashion invited Michelle to attend a mentoring program to help develop a more sustainable approach. AW10 Collection “RIBBON RECLAIM” marked a big change in direction, in that it the MLH collections became accessories only and also an eco-hybrid label. Heritage handcrafts and vintage detail, zero waste and upcycling by using ends of lines and “cabbage” (scraps from previous collections) with UK production is now integral to the collection. Collections are now exhibited bi-annually in Paris @ Premiere Classe during Paris Fashion Weeks and sold in speciality high end boutiques internationally. Michelle Lowe-Holder has also been involved with projects with the Science Museum, M&S SHWOP and NIKE whilst continuing to lecture at Istituto Marangoni. 2013 Michelle joined a group of designers from the London to work with a Norwegian Museum group “Made in Osteroy” to work with heritage crafts people to develop new designs for exhibition in Norway and London.During 2013 LCF "Fireup" awarded a grant to develop a 3D print bag idea. Italien Vogue also commissioned a video presentation of Michelle Lowe-Holder work for Dubai and internet presentation 2014. Michelle Lowe-Holder work has been featured and published in 6 books during 2011-13 -“Amelias Compendium of Fashion Illustration” by Amelia Gregory, “Sustainable Handbook” by Sandy Black, “Accessory Design” by John Lau , ”The New Jewellers” by Olivier Dupont , “Re-fashioned” by Sass Brown and finally 2nd edition photography book “Opera” features lookbook images from 2011.