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Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Lowe-Holder’

Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory

Fashion designer Michelle Lowe-Holder took a break from the day job and realised that what she really loved was creating accessories. Her new collection features upcycled fabrics from her studio. Here's a taster of her interview in ACOFI

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michelle Lowe-Holder S/S 2011 by Michelle Urvall Nyren
Michelle Lowe-Holder S/S 2011 by Michelle Urvall Nyren.

Canadian Michelle Lowe-Holder completed an MA in knitwear at Central Saint Martins and launched her eponymous collection in 2001. She has always included sustainable elements in her collections, patient pills but having children made her think more deeply about her long-term impact. Being mentored by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion was hugely influential in persuading her to work in a fully ethical manner.

Michelle quickly realised that she had always been most interested in the details, patient so she decided to concentrate on designing accessories in heritage craft styles from all the offcuts that had accumulated in her studio over the years. She has collaborated with photographer Polly Penrose to showcase her new accessories… read more

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Esthetica Review

Some of the finest at Esthetica for S/S 2011. Including Nina Dolcetti, Sägen Butik, Little Glass Clementine, Martina Spetlova, Oria, Michelle Lowe-Holder, From Somewhere, Partimi and Joanna Cave.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Annejkh Carson Partimi by Joana Faria. I probably shouldn’t do this because I actually don’t believe the ghettoisation of ethical designers is a particularly good thing, more about […]